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continue by (doing something)

To persist in something or take the next step toward a particular goal or outcome. Once you're done cleaning the bathroom, you can continue by sweeping the hallway—that's the last area we need to clean before the dinner party.
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continue with (something)

To maintain the action that one has been doing. After that unexplained crash in the hallway, the professor had a hard time continuing with his lecture.
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Can we continue this later?

A request to resume a conversation with someone at a later time. I have to run to a meeting, so can we continue this later? I really want to hear the rest of your thoughts on the merger.
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the wheels turn

Progress is being or continues to be made. Typically used in conjunction with verbs like "continue" or "keep." We need to keep the wheels turning with this project or we're not going to make the January deadline. Despite the turmoil in the studio, the wheels continued to turn, and the film eventually saw the light of day 15 years after it first started development.
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continue by doing something

to keep going by starting to do something else or the next step. You are doing very well in this piano lesson. Please continue by playing the other sonata. After the interruption, Wally continued by explaining his position on the trade negotiations.
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continue with something

to keep doing whatever was being done before. Oh, please continue with your discussion. Do you mind if I continue with my knitting as we talk?
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Could we continue this later?

 and Can we continue this later?
Could we go on with this conversation at a later time? As Mary and John were discussing something private, Bob entered the room. "Could we continue this later?" whispered John. "Yes, of course," answered Mary.
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the wheels turn

If you say that the wheels turn in a process or situation, you mean that progress is made. The wheels continue to turn on plans to convert the building into a bookstore. Note: You can also say that someone or something keeps the wheels turning to mean that they cause progress to be made. It is the small entrepreneurs of this country that keep the wheels of commerce turning.
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Lemma 3 (singular behavior of Q(z)) The series Q(z) is analytically continuable to the whole complex plane slit by the half-lines z [greater than or equal to] 1/8 and z [less than or equal to] - 1, and has the following singular expansion as z tends to 1/8,
This implies that any solution of (8) is analytically continuable along any path avoiding S.
Lemma 5 (uniqueness of dominant singularity of P(w)) The series P (w) has no singularity other from [rho] on the closed disk {w; [absolute value of w] [less than or equal to] [rho]}, that is, P(w) is analytically continuable around any w [not equal to] [rho] with [absolute value of w] [less than or equal to] [rho].
Since [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] avoids its singularities, Q(z) is analytically continuable along [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
In addition, T(z) is analytically continuable to the whole complex plane slit by the two half-lines z [greater than or equal to] 1/4 and z [less than or equal to] -1/4; and the following singular expansions hold at [+ or -] 1/4:
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