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  • It was wonderful, the vast variety of forms into which she threw her intellect, with no continuity, indeed, but darting up and dancing, always in a state of preternatural activity—soon sinking down, as if exhausted by so rapid and feverish a tide of life—and succeeded by other shapes of a similar wild energy.   (source)
  • Random at first, but once you start working with a customer, that customer will continue to be routed to you, for the sake of continuity.†   (source)
  • The continuity drops were annoying but minor.†   (source)
  • After the first month he began to number the letters and to head them with a synopsis of the previous ones, as in the serialized novels in the newspapers, for fear that Fermina Daza would not realize that they had a certain continuity.†   (source)
  • The original Bene Gesserit school was directed by those who saw the need of a thread of continuity in human affairs.†   (source)
  • There is a silence and a break in the continuity.†   (source)
  • He believed that history is characterized by continuity, evolution, and design.†   (source)
  • Embracing a continuity and interconnectedness that excluded no one seemed like another of Farmer's peculiar liberties.†   (source)
  • We are blind to continuity, all breaks down, falls, melts, stops, rots, or runs away.†   (source)
  • Or hold it farther away--I can see now that it is in English; or rather, that the individual words are English, but I cannot read from one to another with any sense of continuity.†   (source)
  • The psychologist Walter Mischel argues that the human mind has a kind of "reducing valve" that "creates and maintains the perception of continuity even in the face of perpetual observed changes in actual behavior."†   (source)
  • Anyone who avoids having children is a deserter who abandons the laws of national continuity.†   (source)
  • There was no continuity at all between the prison economy, including prison jobs, and the mainstream economy.†   (source)
  • He and his horse strayed onto the vast continuity of Colorado's Unaweep Cattle Range.†   (source)
  • That killed the continuity of the story for me, but still I cried when Beauty lost hismother, just as I had.†   (source)
  • To cover the legs and provide a sort of color continuity, all the way to the floor.†   (source)
  • Only the continuity of human rule kept the other races in check.†   (source)
  • We look forward to you, alumni, coming back, an effort for you to have a continuity, a continuum, for you to help someone else who's been in your place and knows what it's like to go to Ballou.†   (source)
  • Some days I think I should just find a permanent position in an orchestra, have some continuity.†   (source)
  • Dudley was our dog—a thirteen-year-old springer spaniel who, along with me, was one of the only pieces of continuity between Claire and her late sister.†   (source)
  • Frankie skimmed the copy for corrections and continuity, but noticed above the paper that Charlie neither moved nor took his eyes off of her.†   (source)
  • For although I had not intended it, any act that endangered the continuity of the dream was an act of treason.†   (source)
  • She picked up the Tribune, aimlessly scanning the pages, seeing only isolated words, no sentences or paragraphs, no continuity of thought or meaning, merely words.†   (source)
  • Even in the matter of the species…Well, the two axioms of Darwinian theory—the continuity of nature and adaptable design—have never been validated by a single empirical discovery in nearly a hundred and fifty years.†   (source)
  • When they were gone completely, Sebastian kicked at the pentagram, breaking its continuity, and raised his head.†   (source)
  • When I refer to other military or government organizations, activities, or agencies, I do so in the interest of continuity and normally only if another publication or official unclassified government document has already mentioned that organization's participation in the mission I'm describing.†   (source)
  • She was calm, she thought, it was only time that had suddenly lost its continuity and had broken her perception into separate snatches: she knew the moment when she saw the number-then the moment when she looked at a list on a board in the moldy half-light of a doorway and saw the words "John Galt, 5th, rear" scrawled in pencil by some illiterate hand-then the moment when she stopped at the foot of a stairway, glanced up at the vanishing angles of the railing and suddenly leaned…†   (source)
  • With evening shadows, she could give a sense of serenity and continuity.†   (source)
  • It was a shame, he thought, that they couldn't take a day or two so that he could show her the city, the grandeur of it, and its impossible continuity.†   (source)
  • He was comfortable in his climbing, motion corresponding to the passage of time, a sense of continuity and purpose.†   (source)
  • There was peace and continuity in the sound of the bell.†   (source)
  • There was the true continuity, San Narciso had no boundaries.†   (source)
  • While it was a beautiful body, with all the right prominences, curves, continuities and symmetries, there . was something a little strange about it—nothing visibly missing and not so much deficient as reassembled.†   (source)
  • It seems to me, writing of my parents now in my seventies, that I see continuities in their lives that weren't visible to me when they were living.†   (source)
  • Chicago broke my continuity.†   (source)
  • It was the sound of the weapons of the President's white men, the promise of order and continuity; and it was oddly comforting, like the sound of rain in the night.†   (source)
  • That's what makes continuity.†   (source)
  • One does not achieve it merely by being immortal, for even the lowliest laborer in the fields may achieve continuity of existence.†   (source)
  • FATHER-JACQUES: We must assure the continuity of our race.†   (source)
  • But continuity was stressed, not beginning again but continuing the education of young men according to the unbroken traditions of Devon.   (source)
    continuity = continuing from the past to the present without change
  • If you read a scene in which new life was coming into being, the rain outside would almost inevitably lead you (based on your previous reading) to a process of association in which you thought, or felt (since this really works as much at the visceral as at the intellectual level): rain-life-birth-promise-restoration-fertility-continuity.   (source)
    continuity = continuing from the past to the present to the future
  • The author may be reworking a message, exploring changes (or continuities) in attitudes from one era to another, recalling parts of an earlier work to highlight features of the newly created one, drawing on associations the reader holds in order to fashion something new and, ironically, original.   (source)
    continuities = consistencies
  • But so long as he uttered it, in some obscure way the continuity was not broken.   (source)
    continuity = consistency
  • It's just the lack of smoothness and continuity which threw him off.†   (source)
  • There is perfect continuity between them.†   (source)
  • Yes, we found the heir and reestablished the continuity of rule in the Archipelago.†   (source)
  • TRAVEL itself is part of some longer continuity.†   (source)
  • FATHER-JACQUES: The continuity of our race …. the white race!†   (source)
  • For her life, any life, she had to believe, was nothing but the continuity of its love.†   (source)
  • Before the storm, the committee wrote, the terrorists would be most likely to use the occasion "to observe precautionary measures to gauge emergency response resources and continuity of operation plans at critical infrastructures."†   (source)
  • And at a time when she was cut off from everything she knew—family, home, friends—writing was the thread of continuity.†   (source)
  • It holds no possibility of continuity.†   (source)
  • They saw there could be no such continuity without separating human stock from animal stock — for breeding purposes.†   (source)
  • Continuity lapses had begun to proliferate with the stealth of rats breeding in cellar corners: for a space of thirty pages, the Baron had become the Viscount from Misery's Quest.†   (source)
  • He knew one thing with some certainty , a lot more was wrong with him than paralysis of the tongue, just as a lot more was wrong with what he had been writing than the missing key or the fever or continuity lapses or even a loss of guts.†   (source)
  • But this is screened out and never gets to our consciousness because we have in our minds an a priori concept that the world has continuity.†   (source)
  • What he really wants me to damn is the lack of artistic continuity, something an engineer couldn't care less about.†   (source)
  • I really am interested in this continuity and the way we talk and think about it and so tend to get removed from the usual lunchtime situation and this gives an appearance of remoteness.†   (source)
  • And instead of just dwelling on what is killed it's important also to see what's created and to see the process as a kind of death-birth continuity that is neither good nor bad, but just is.†   (source)
  • Science works with chunks and bits and pieces of things with the continuity presumed, and DeWeese works only with the continuities of things with the chunks and bits and pieces presumed.†   (source)
  • We have in our minds an a priori motorcycle which has continuity in time and space and is capable of changing appearance as one moves one's head and is therefore not contradicted by the sense data one is receiving.†   (source)
  • Not by its rising is there light , Not by its sinking is there darkness Unceasing, continuous It cannot be defined And reverts again into the realm of nothingness That is why it is called the form of the formless The image of nothingness That is why it is called elusive Meet it and you do not see its face Follow it and you do not see its back He who holds fast to the quality of old Is able to know the primeval beginnings Which are the continuity of quality.†   (source)
  • Science works with chunks and bits and pieces of things with the continuity presumed, and DeWeese works only with the continuities of things with the chunks and bits and pieces presumed.†   (source)
  • The continuity, the care, the respect.†   (source)
  • The new wing is to extend beyond the Pool House and Bowling Alley so as to not be seen from the approach, to not damage the continuity of the look of the grand house.†   (source)
  • "Color continuity?" she asked.†   (source)
  • Walter Mischcl, "Continuity and Change in Personality," American Psychologist (1969). vol. pp. 1012-1017.†   (source)
  • "The consent of the Four Kingdoms, represented by the four major races—the Trolls, the Elves, the Goblins, and the Dwarves—to be ruled by Men was predicated on the continuity of rule," said Bert.†   (source)
  • Insofar as there are common elements in all these situations, there is continuity, which is to say, I begin to embody values.†   (source)
  • If San Narciso and the estate were really no different from any other town any other estate, then by that continuity she might have found The Tristero anywhere in her Republic, through any of a hundred lightly-concealed entranceways, a hundred alienations, if only she'd looked.†   (source)
  • But when one is as sick as Nathan has been one simply cannot find the continuity to get a formal education.†   (source)
  • But that idea of continuity, however overpowering at those intimate, narrow moments, was an illusion, as I knew.†   (source)
  • San Narciso at that moment lost (the loss pure, instant, spherical, the sound of a stainless orchestral chime held among the stars and struck lightly), gave up its residue of uniqueness for her; became a name again, was assumed back into the American continuity of crust and mantle.†   (source)
  • Upon it depends our own British life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire.†   (source)
  • Where then is the break in this continuity?†   (source)
  • …was older than the eldest of them by nine years and had married and left home while they were schoolboys; between her and them stood two other sisters; after the birth of the third daughter there had been pilgrimages and pious benefactions in request for a son, for theirs was a wide property and an ancient name; male heirs had come late and, when they came, in a profusion which at the time seemed to promise continuity to the line which, in the tragic event, ended abruptly with them.†   (source)
  • So if you love this girl as much as you say you do, you had better love her very hard and make up in intensity what the relation will lack in duration and in continuity.†   (source)
  • Many other symbolizations of this continuity fill the world of the mythologically instructed community.†   (source)
  • …aside, though providing for her) and a few frightened halfbreed servants which he would have to turn from the window from time to time and kick and curse into helping the girl load the muskets which he and the planter fired through the windows, and I reckon Grandfather was saying 'Wait wait for God's sake wait' about like you are until he finally did stop and back up and start over again with at least some regard for cause and effect even if none for logical sequence and continuity.†   (source)
  • A form of irregular steps that rose and dropped without ordered continuity, long ascensions and sudden drops, like the graph of a stubborn struggle.†   (source)
  • The continuity is disturbed.†   (source)
  • I recover my continuity, as he reads.†   (source)
  • J. Knight has discussed the evident relationship of the Malekulan "journey of the soul to the underworld" with the classical descent of Aeneas, and the Babylonian of Gilgamesh,6' while W.J. Perry thought he could recognize evidences of this culture-continuity running all the way from Egypt and Sumer nut through the Oceanic area to North America.†   (source)
  • Perhaps I shall never die, shall never attain even that continuity and permanence— O western wind, when wilt thou blow, That the small rain down can rain?†   (source)
  • Even I who have no face, who make no difference when I come in (Susan and Jinny change bodies and faces), flutter unattached, without anchorage anywhere, unconsolidated, incapable of composing any blankness or continuity or wall against which these bodies move.†   (source)
  • But, my dear Mercy, it snaps the continuity of existence.†   (source)
  • It lights us, and with a uniformity and continuity not even possessed by sunlight.†   (source)
  • Absolute continuity of motion is not comprehensible to the human mind.†   (source)
  • Saddled horses stood hitched all along the sidewalk in two long lines, with a buckboard and team here and there breaking the continuity.†   (source)
  • All the men and women she knew were like atoms whirling away from each other in some wild centrifugal dance: her first glimpse of the continuity of life had come to her that evening in Nettie Struther's kitchen.†   (source)
  • It showed Hans Lorenz Castorp in his official dress as a town councillor—the sober, even godly attire of citizens from a vanished century, a costume that later citizens, whether staid or dashing, had carried with them through the years, continuing to wear it on pompous occasions in order ceremoniously to make the past present, and the present past, and to proclaim the permanent continuity of all things and the venerable trustworthiness of their official signatures.†   (source)
  • The kitchen-maid was an abstract personality, a permanent institution to which an invariable set of attributes assured a sort of fixity and continuity and identity throughout the long series of transitory human shapes in which that personality was incarnate; for we never found the same girl there two years running.†   (source)
  • …stand to millions of people (a little crowd was waiting at the gate to see the King drive out) for a symbol, absurd though it is; a child with a box of bricks could have done better, he thought; looking at the memorial to Queen Victoria (whom he could remember in her horn spectacles driving through Kensington), its white mound, its billowing motherliness; but he liked being ruled by the descendant of Horsa; he liked continuity; and the sense of handing on the traditions of the past.†   (source)
  • They are composed of an infinity of successive loves, of different jealousies, each of which is ephemeral, although by their uninterrupted multitude they give us the impression of continuity, the illusion of unity.†   (source)
  • But she could not breathe long on the heights; there had been nothing in her training to develop any continuity of moral strength: what she craved, and really felt herself entitled to, was a situation in which the noblest attitude should also be the easiest.†   (source)
  • It intensified her consciousness of error to a practical despair; the break of continuity between her earlier and present existence, which she had hoped for, had not, after all, taken place.†   (source)
  • She knew she could not count on her continuity of purpose, and what really frightened her was the thought that she might gradually accommodate herself to remaining indefinitely in Trenor's debt, as she had accommodated herself to the part allotted her on the Sabrina, and as she had so nearly drifted into acquiescing with Stancy's scheme for the advancement of Mrs. Hatch.†   (source)
  • …covered by the masses of hair which women wore at that period, drawn forward in a fringe, raised in crimped waves and falling in stray locks over her ears; while as for her figure, and she was admirably built, it was impossible to make out its continuity (on account of the fashion then prevailing, and in spite of her being one of the best-dressed women in Paris) for the corset, jetting forwards in an arch, as though over an imaginary stomach, and ending in a sharp point, beneath which…†   (source)
  • "Yes, time will pass; time, which arranges all things, and the old relations will be reestablished," Alexey Alexandrovitch told himself; "so far reestablished, that is, that I shall not be sensible of a break in the continuity of my life.†   (source)
  • Neither was he so well acquainted with the habits of primitive races as to feel that an ideal combat for her, tomahawk in hand, so to speak, was necessary to the historical continuity of the marriage-tie.†   (source)
  • She carried within herself a great fund of life, and her deepest enjoyment was to feel the continuity between the movements of her own soul and the agitations of the world.†   (source)
  • * * * "When I returned to the bedside of the young woman, I found her raving in precisely the same order of continuity.†   (source)
  • The lake had lost the beauty of a field of ice, but still a dark and gloomy covering concealed its waters, for the absence of currents left them yet hidden under a porous crust, which, saturated with the fluid, barely retained enough strength to preserve the continuity of its parts.†   (source)
  • There is never a beginning, there is never an end, to the inexplicable continuity of this web of God, but always circular power returning into itself.†   (source)
  • She seized on these days for her periodical visits to the spot where her mother lay buried—the still-used burial-ground of the old Roman-British city, whose curious feature was this, its continuity as a place of sepulture.†   (source)
  • Many other prisoners had had experience of this condition before him, and its violence and continuity had worn themselves out in their cases, as they did in his.†   (source)
  • Through an embattled gateway he passed to a continuity of wharves; thence up the river midst a busy press, to the Seleucian Bridge, under which he paused to take in the scene.†   (source)
  • It was not simply his words just then; it was others as well; it was the reference and the continuity.†   (source)
  • The sky was now filled with an incessant light, frequent repetition melting into complete continuity, as an unbroken sound results from the successive strokes on a gong.†   (source)
  • Vienna considers the bases of the proposed treaty so unattainable that not even a continuity of most brilliant successes would secure them, and she doubts the means we have of gaining them.†   (source)
  • THE IDYL IN THE RUE PLUMET AND THE EPIC IN THE RUE SAINT-DENIS 565 Bourbons; she had done without them for two and twenty years; there had been a break of continuity; they did not suspect the fact.†   (source)
  • The fact is unalterable, that a fellow-mortal with whose nature you are acquainted solely through the brief entrances and exits of a few imaginative weeks called courtship, may, when seen in the continuity of married companionship, be disclosed as something better or worse than what you have preconceived, but will certainly not appear altogether the same.†   (source)
  • She had not proceeded far before Isabel noted a sudden break in her voice, a lapse in her continuity, which was in itself a complete drama.†   (source)
  • The rain stretched obliquely through the dull atmosphere in liquid spines, unbroken in continuity between their beginnings in the clouds and their points in him.†   (source)
  • Silence—absolute silence—had not fallen upon her companions; but their talk had an appearance of embarrassed continuity.†   (source)
  • While life's middle summer had set its hardening mark on the mother's face, her former spring-like specialities were transferred so dexterously by Time to the second figure, her child, that the absence of certain facts within her mother's knowledge from the girl's mind would have seemed for the moment, to one reflecting on those facts, to be a curious imperfection in Nature's powers of continuity.†   (source)
  • This sound, faint at first, then precise, then heavy and sonorous, approached slowly, without halt, without intermission, with a tranquil and terrible continuity.†   (source)
  • Standing before this abraded pile, the eye regarded its present usage, the mind dwelt upon its past history, with a satisfied sense of functional continuity throughout—a feeling almost of gratitude, and quite of pride, at the permanence of the idea which had heaped it up.†   (source)
  • We see the same if we watch moment by moment the movement of historical characters (that is, re-establish the inevitable condition of all that occurs—the continuity of movement in time) and do not lose sight of the essential connection of historical persons with the masses.†   (source)
  • Small it was, in the large Roman record, and her haunting sense of the continuity of the human lot easily carried her from the less to the greater.†   (source)
  • But speaking of commands that are the expression of the will of men acting in time and in relation to one another, to explain the connection of commands with events we must restore: (1) the condition of all that takes place: the continuity of movement in time both of the events and of the person who commands, and (2) the inevitability of the connection between the person commanding and those who execute his command.†   (source)
  • The change at the root of this has been the recent supplanting of the class of stationary cottagers, who carried on the local traditions and humours, by a population of more or less migratory labourers, which has led to a break of continuity in local history, more fatal than any other thing to the preservation of legend, folk-lore, close inter-social relations, and eccentric individualities.†   (source)
  • This modern branch of mathematics, unknown to the ancients, when dealing with problems of motion admits the conception of the infinitely small, and so conforms to the chief condition of motion (absolute continuity) and thereby corrects the inevitable error which the human mind cannot avoid when it deals with separate elements of motion instead of examining continuous motion.†   (source)
  • Later, no doubt, he wished he had been more candid and had listened more closely to the whisper in his head about the wrongness of that building and the discontinuity between its true appearance and Emeline's perception of it.   (source)
    discontinuity = lack of consistency
    standard prefix: The prefix "dis-" in discontinuity reverses the meaning of continuity. This is the same pattern as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.
  • The scene in the moonlit bedchamber had all the discontinuity of a dream.†   (source)
  • I can switch circuits in the middle of a word and Wyoh can't detect discontinuity.†   (source)
  • I feel frustrated by these discontinuities—but they can be dealt with later.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "dis-" in discontinuities reverses the meaning of continuities. This is the same pattern as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.
  • They respond that while I did not request security again after my… discontinuity… the Core authorities felt that it would be prudent to provide protection.†   (source)
  • I have outlying discontinuities.†   (source)
  • "On that day," continued Karellen, "the human race will experience what can only be called a psychological discontinuity.†   (source)
  • In Repin's picture the peasant recognizes and sees things in the way in which he recognizes and sees things outside of pictures -- there is no discontinuity between art and life, no need to accept a convention and say to oneself, that icon represents Jesus because it intends to represent Jesus, even if it does not remind me very much of a man.†   (source)
  • "Where are we booked for?" she asked, with the discontinuity that marked her to-night.†   (source)
  • Here is no ruin, no discontinuity, no spent ball.†   (source)
  • …of imperceptible molecules contained by cohesion of molecular affinity in a single pinhead: of the universe of human serum constellated with red and white bodies, themselves universes of void space constellated with other bodies, each, in continuity, its universe of divisible component bodies of which each was again divisible in divisions of redivisible component bodies, dividends and divisors ever diminishing without actual division till, if the progress were carried far enough,…†   (source)
  • This right-thinker is indistinguishable from the /forward-looker/, whose belief in the continuity and benignity of the evolutionary process takes on the virulence of a religious faith.†   (source)
  • Continuities Nothing is ever really lost, or can be lost, No birth, identity, form—no object of the world.†   (source)
  • What he does, brilliantly, is to invest it with a specificity and a continuity that force us to really see not only the thing he describes—the end of autumn and the coming of winter—but the thing he's really talking about, namely the speaker's standing on the edge of old age.   (source)
    continuity = consistency
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