Part of speech: noun

The state of continuing; duration; succession; survival.

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Usage examples "continuance":

  1. I have, therefore, only to desire the continuance of the sentiments you cherish towards the State and me. - "Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, v7", Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne.
  2. The Roman commonwealth, in which public spirit was cherished, and selfishness checked, by the principle of the love of glory, was also of long continuance. - "A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity.", William Wilberforce.
  3. And with these considerations before us, can we hesitate whether we have the best prospect of permanent peace, the best security for the independence and safety of Europe, from the restoration of the lawful government, or from the continuance of revolutionary power in the hands of Buonaparte? - "Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914", Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir.