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The effort to make them "disgorge" is as continual as it is noisy, and, as a rule, futile.

But, in truth, their life thus far has been a continual prayer.

All my passions were roused, and my mind and body kept in continual activity.

Continual contact with Mr. Stewart had made me older than my years.

As I had a continual thirst for what was new, I now tried my hand at painting.

But this continual entreaty of every second was beyond computation.

There is a continual jostling, and crowding, and buzzing, and striving to get promotion.

In spite of my continual remonstrances, I could not persuade you to work.

Without the continual prayerfulness the set times will not avail.

The battle of Kara-Urgan, furthermore, was waged in a continual snowstorm.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., continuell, from Old French continuel (12c.), from Latin continuus (see continue). That which is continual is that which is either always going on or recurs at short intervals and never comes to an end; that which is continuous is that in which there is no break between the beginning and the end. Related: Continually (c.1300, contynuelliche).

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