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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. The state of continuing: remaining in the same place, action, etc.
2. An adjournment of a court proceeding to a future day.
ETYMOLOGY:From Anglo-French continuer, from Latin continuare, from continere (to hold together), from com- (together) + tenere (to hold).
USAGE:"There is abundant room for more aggressive fiscal policies, continuance -- if not expansion -- of credit, and domestic growth in consumption."
Slower Boat From China; The Economist (London, UK); Oct 20, 2008.
"Attorney Kevin Camp asked for a continuance earlier this month due to conflicting court dates in other districts."
Law Enforcement Briefs; The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi); Oct 20, 2008.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:What I stand for is what I stand on. -Wendell Berry, farmer, author (b. 1934)