continue (v.)
retain, carry on with, preserve
H8 II.iv.33[Queen Katherine to King Henry] What friend of mine / That had to him derived your anger did I / Continue in my liking
MM IV.iii.82[Provost to disguised Duke] how shall we continue Claudio [i.e. maintain the deception over Claudio]
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