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1A person or thing that continues something or maintains continuity:‘the popes succeeded as the continuators of Byzantine rule’
- ‘As its name suggests, it stood on a platform which advanced the party as the continuator of old-style Labour reformism.’
- ‘The second sees in him a continuator of speculative theology - that is, a theologian who had to switch languages in order to speak of Greek philosophy.’
- ‘This Germanic people saw themselves as the continuators of the weakened Imperial power.’
- ‘From its very first days as a continuator of the wartime OSS, the ranks of the Agency were dominated by members of the liberal establishment.’
- 1.1 A person who writes a continuation of another's work:‘the narratives of Thucydides or his continuator Xenophon’
- ‘‘In my notions about the State,’ he wrote to his mother in February 1864, ‘I am quite papa's son, and his continuator.’’
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