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continue  keep  keep on  retain
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Allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature WordNet 3.0
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Allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
To retain (someone or something) in a given state, position, etc. Wiktionary
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We cannot continue several servants any longer WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
She retains a lawyer WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
We kept the work going as long as we could WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
She retained her composure WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
This garment retains its shape even after many washings WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
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