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for On and on
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
On \On\, adv. [See On, prep.]
1. Forward, in progression; onward; -- usually with a verb of
motion; as, move on; go on; the beat goes on. "Time glides
The path is smooth that leadeth on to danger.
2. Forward, in succession; as, from father to son, from the
son to the grandson, and so on.
3. In continuance; without interruption or ceasing; as, sleep
on, take your ease; say on; sing on.
4. Adhering; not off; as in the phrase, "He is neither on nor
off," that is, he is not steady, he is irresolute.
5. Attached to the body, as clothing or ornament, or for use.
"I have boots on." --B. Gonson.
He put on righteousness as a breastplate. --Is. lix.
6. In progress; proceeding; ongoing; as, a game is on.
Note: On is sometimes used as an exclamation, or a command to
move or proceed, some verb being understood; as, on,
comrades; that is, go on, move on.
On and on, continuously; for a long time together. "Toiling
on and on and on." --Longfellow.
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
58 Moby Thesaurus words for "on and on":
ad infinitum, again and again, always, at a stretch, at all times,
ceaselessly, connectedly, constantly, continually, continuously,
cumulatively, cyclically, daily, daily and hourly, day after day,
day and night, endlessly, ever, ever and anon, ever more,
every day, every hour, every moment, greater and greater,
growingly, hour after hour, hourly, incessantly, increasingly,
interminably, monotonously, month after month, more, more and more,
night and day, on a stretch, on end, perennially, perpetually,
rapidly, regularly, repetitively, right along, round the clock,
steadily, sustainedly, together, unbrokenly, unceasingly,
unintermittently, uninterruptedly, unrelievedly, unvaryingly,
without a break, without cease, without letup, without stopping,
year after year
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