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Continuance, 1) duration: c. tames the one (viz old woes), Lucr. 1097. “long c. and increasing,” Tp. IV, 107. “a bawd of eleven years' c.” Meas. III, 2, 208. Merch. I, 1, 125. John V, 7, 14. H4A IV, 3, 105.
2) permanence: “this maid hath yet in her the c. of her first affection,” Meas. III, 1, 249. Tw. I, 4, 6. Rom. I Chor. Rom. I Chor.
3) abode, residence: “cloyed with long c. in a settled place,” H6A II, 5, 106.
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