American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Recurring regularly or frequently: the continual need to pay the mortgage.
- adj. Not interrupted; steady: continual noise; a continual diet of vegetables.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Proceeding without interruption or cessation; not intermitting; unceasing; continuous.
- Of frequent recurrence; often repeated; very frequent: as, the charitable man has continual applications for alms.
- adj. Recurring in steady, rapid succession.
- adj. proscribed Seemingly continuous; appearing to have no end or interruption.
- adj. proscribed Forming a continuous series.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Proceeding without interruption or cesstaion; continuous; unceasing; lasting; abiding.
- adj. Occuring in steady and rapid succession; very frequent; often repeated.
- adj. `continual' (meaning seemingly uninterrupted) is often used interchangeably with `continuous' (meaning without interruption)
- adj. occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series
- From Middle English continuel, from Old French continuel, from Latin continuus ("continuous") (Wiktionary)
“During the papal blessing, Pope Benedict spoke out against what he called the continual slaughter in Iraq.”
“Gertrude Stein wrote in what she called the continual present and she wrote with the rhythm of whatever was going on around her at the moment as she was writing I think of John Cage as the Gertrude Stein of music.”
“Coral8, on the other hand, has targeted a much broader swathe of the market, including what it calls continual intelligence and including non-financial environments.”
“If Pelosi and Reid wanted to, they could force the Congress to stay in continual session without breaking for vacations, Sundays and holidays.”
“The association is especially active in continual efforts to minimize the effect of what many residents said is the neighborhood's worst feature - traffic from Interstate 395, which exits directly into the neighborhood on Arlington Ridge Road.”
“Government should live in continual fear of its citizens and a free press.”
“They are based in continual misrepresentations of the facts.”
“As for me and mine, we are in continual thanksgiving to the Lord for all of the blessings He has bestowed upon us.”
“This long-lasting collaboration with Africa and Asia has resulted in continual exchanges between young scientists from the respective countries and researchers in Paris.”
“And, is it possible that all social institutions — both ethereal and physical — engaged in continual dialectic and discursive exchanges?”
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A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
Derivatives from Chapter 8 of Part One of English Words from Latin and Greek Elements
similar-sounding, different meaning, and i always mix them up.
(not the actual meaning of faux amis, mind you)
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