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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VII. Change
1. Simple Change

143. Continuance in action.

   NOUN:CONTINUANCE, continuation; run, pursuance, maintenance, extension, perpetuation, prolongation; persistence (perseverance) [See ] repetition [See Repetition].
   VERB:CONTINUE, persist; go on, jog on, keep on, run on, hold on; abide, keep, pursue, stick to; take -, maintain- its course; carry on, keep up, drag on, stick [colloq.], persevere, endure, carry on.
  SUSTAIN, uphold, hold up, keep on foot; follow up, perpetuate, prolong, maintain; preserve [See ] harp upon (repeat) [See Repetition].
  KEEP GOING, keep alive, keep the pot boiling [colloq.], keep up the ball [colloq.]; die in harness; plug at it or along [slang]; keep the field, keep the ball rolling, keep at it, keep up; hold on -, pursue -the even tenor of one’s way.
  LET BE; stare super antiquas vias [L.]; quieta non movere [L.]; let things take their course.
   ADJECTIVE:CONTINUING &c. v.; uninterrupted, unintermitting, unvarying, persistent, unceasing, unremitting, unshifting; unreversed, unstopped, unrevoked, unvaried; sustained; chronic; undying (perpetual) [See Perpetuity]; inconvertible.
   INTERJECTION:carry on! stand fast!    QUOTATIONS:
  1. Nolumus leges Angliæ mutari.
  2. Vestigio nulla retrorsum.—Horace
  3. Labitur et labetur.—Horace