Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Continuous; uninterrupted; continued without break or interruption.
  • adj. Chronic; long-lasting; long-continued.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Immediately united together; intimately connected.
  • adj. Uninterrupted; unbroken; continual; continued.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To join closely together.
  • Immediately united; closely joined.
  • Uninterrupted; unbroken; continuing for an indefinite length of time; continued.

Etymologies

From the past participle of Latin continuare. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One gets him a young wife, another a courtesan, and when he can scarce lift his leg over a sill, and hath one foot already in Charon's boat, when he hath the trembling in his joints, the gout in his feet, a perpetual rheum in his head, a continuate cough,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The same passion consume both the sheep and the shepherd, and is so continuate, that by no persuasion almost it may be relieved.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Impious and ignorant are far more happy than they which are superstitious, no torture like to it, none so continuate, so general, so destructive, so violent.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Childish in some, terrible in others; to be derided in one, pitied or admired in another; to him by fits, to a second continuate: and howsoever these symptoms be common and incident to all persons, yet they are the more remarkable, frequent, furious and violent in melancholy men.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • If thy disease be continuate and painful to thee, it will not surely last: and a light affliction, which is but for a moment, causeth unto us a far more excellent and eternal weight of glory, 2 Cor. iv.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • If inveterate, or a habit, yet they have lucida intervalla, sometimes well, and sometimes ill; or if more continuate, as the

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Or that we be staid before our betters, or in company we like not, or if anything molest and offend us, erubescentia turns to rubor, blushing to a continuate redness.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Bloodletting is not to be used, except the patient's body be very full of blood, and that it be derived from the liver and spleen to the stomach and his vessels, then [4379] to draw it back, to cut the inner vein of either arm, some say the salvatella, and if the malady be continuate, [4380] to open a vein in the forehead.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Jejunum, or empty gut, continuate to the other, which hath many mesaraic veins annexed to it, which take part of the chylus to the liver from it.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • For in him we actually are by our actual incorporation into that society which hath him for their head, and doth make together with him one body (he and they in that respect having one name); for which cause, by virtue of this mystical conjunction, we are of him, and in him, even as though our very flesh and bones should be made continuate with his.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

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