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Oct 28, 2008
This week's theme
Contranyms, or words with an opposite set of meanings.

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cleave
continuance
asperse
copemate
quiddity

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continuance

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuhn-TIN-yoo-uhns)

MEANING:
noun:
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.

See more usage examples of continuance in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
What I stand for is what I stand on. -Wendell Berry, farmer, author (b. 1934)

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