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

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section IV. Order
2. Consecutive Order

69. [Uninterrupted Sequence.] Continuity.

   NOUN:CONTINUITY, continuousness, unbrokenness; consecution, consecutiveness &c. adj.; succession, round, suite, progression, series, train, catena, chain; catenation, concatenation; scale; gradation, course; ceaselessness, constant flow, unbroken extent; perpetuity.
  PROCESSION, column; retinue, cortège [F.], cavalcade, parade; funeral, ovation, triumph; rank and file, line of battle, array.
  PEDIGREE, genealogy, lineage, history, tree, race; ancestry, descent, family, house; line, line of ancestors; strain.
  RANK, file, line, row, range, tier, string, thread, team; suit; colonnade.
   VERB:FORM A SERIES &c. n.; fall in; follow in a series &c. n.
  ARRANGE IN A SERIES &c. n.; string together, file, list, thread, graduate, tabulate.
   ADJECTIVE:CONTINUOUS, continued; consecutive; progressive, gradual; serial, successive; immediate, unbroken, entire; linear; in a line, in a row &c. n.; uninterrupted, unintermitting; unremitting; perennial, evergreen; constant.
   ADVERB:CONTINUOUSLY &c. adj.; seriatim [NL.]; in a line &c. n.; in succession, in turn; running, gradually, step by step, gradatim, at a stretch; in file, in column, in single file, in Indian file.
   QUOTATION:What! will the line stretch out to th’ crack of doom?—Macbeth.