continuity

noun
ADJECTIVE
greater
remarkable
unbroken

After centuries of unbroken continuity, the landscape was being changed out of all recognition.

cultural, historical, narrative
VERB + CONTINUITY
ensure, establish, give sb/sth, maintain, provide (sb/sth with)

More liaison between the old manager and the new one should ensure greater continuity.

emphasize, stress

She is anxious to stress the continuity with the past in this new work.

need
lack
break

The author deliberately breaks the narrative continuity in order to confound the reader's expectations.

PREPOSITION
continuity between

There is often a lack of continuity between one government and the next.

continuity in

historical continuity in the feminist movement

continuity of

To ensure continuity of care, it is better for a single doctor to treat the patient.

PHRASES
a lack of continuity, a need for continuity

the need for continuity of employment

a sense of continuity

We aim to give children a sense of continuity.


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