Definition of continually in English:



  • 1Repeated frequently in the same way; regularly:

    ‘this information is continually updated’
    • ‘There was great activity, accompanied by a public address system continually calling for personnel to report.’
    • ‘The matter of rebranding is continually under review.’
    • ‘Forgiving them does not mean allowing ourselves to be continually injured.’
    • ‘Instead of getting started on a big project and doing a little, we continually put it off and do less important tasks.’
    • ‘These findings reflect the continually worsening nature of the disease rather than consequences of exacerbations.’
    • ‘Would we be better off obeying physical signals rather than continually overriding them?’
    • ‘All three of the songs are well-known and get shouted for during my gigs but I am continually writing new material.’
    • ‘It's a very fast-paced industry, so to become involved, you will have to be continually learning.’
    • ‘At some point we need to move our focus back to the underlying cause or we are destined to continually throw money to the effects.’
    • ‘This service which will be continually updated will be of great value to parishioners who are far away from home.’
    • ‘For with all its significant localisations, Australian country music has continually been inspired by American models.’
    • ‘Do we want to continually discourage pilots from entering competitions?’
    • ‘We must continually strive to share effective practice.’
    • ‘Scientists now know that's not true, and the brain continually rewires and adapts itself even in old age.’
    • ‘The real fruit of their battles is not the immediate success, but their own continually increasing unification.’
    • ‘The bar will continue to get higher and we will have to continually improve.’
    • ‘Guterman is clearly concerned that the club as set up at the moment is going to lose money continually.’
    • ‘Fitness professionals and athletes have a knack for continually pushing the envelope when it comes to the quest for heightened performance.’
    • ‘From Saturday, March 5 the Tesco Ireland store in Ardkeen will open for customers continually, seven days a week.’
    • ‘This has led to a policy of continually escalating sanctions over a period of roughly twenty years.’
    frequently, regularly, repeatedly, recurrently, again and again, time and again, time and time again
    constantly, continuously, round the clock, day and night, night and day, morning, noon, and night, without a break, non-stop
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  • 2Without interruption; constantly:

    ‘I was continually moving around’
    • ‘This caused Diane and Olly to grab knives and, intending to kill him, continually stab Victor until he died.’
    • ‘Making use of its own weight, it continually works to grind seeds into oil.’
    • ‘In my reading today, you saw how I was continually moving around and across various boundaries.’
    • ‘For example, in Iceland I positioned myself at the same coordinates for twenty-four hours and continually recorded the sounds and images of that location.’
    • ‘The mound is built by workers continually transporting grains of sand from as deep as 100 metres.’
    • ‘The underground water level was continually falling and the environment in the adjoining valleys was also deteriorating, he said.’
    • ‘The stem is continually circumnutating at a rapid rate, though not to a wide extent.’
    • ‘He was interjecting continually.’
    • ‘Also, as they played the simulation, the credit counter continually informed them of the number of credits they possessed.’
    • ‘The amplification happens when each photon scatters around many times inside the powder, continually eliciting more photons as it travels on a so-called random walk.’
    • ‘You may have noted that Mr Brownlee interjected continually through that point of order.’
    • ‘All I could do was sit back and watch as they made what sounded like haikus behind impassive masks and continually struck awkward poses.’
    • ‘His teammates marveled at the way he continually chased down Michael Vick, the quickest and most elusive quarterback in football.’
    • ‘Nik explains that you can stop roll-over pop-up things vanishing after a few seconds, by continually moving your mouse from side to side within the link text.’
    • ‘The unconscious is continually active, creating combinations of its materials; these serve to indicate the future path of the individual.’
    • ‘He beat at them continually with his whip, but they were so famished that they took no notice whatever.’
    • ‘Eating more often will keep your metabolism running in high gear while continually supplying your body with the nutrients it needs to recover and grow.’
    • ‘Vaughan 6 Had a torrid first half against McSporran and was continually outpaced, but fought back well.’
    • ‘Each participant spent a couple of weeks getting pledges of money for time spent in a continually moving rocking chair.’
    • ‘For me, continually changing the movements keeps my mind fresh and my body guessing what will come next.’
    constantly, continuously, round the clock, day and night, night and day, morning, noon, and night, without a break, non-stop
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