The fact is that to respond ‘proportionally’ in warfare is merely to ensure the continuance of the conflict.
There are three reasons for the continuance of this cruel system.
Surely it is by its continuance; by its effect upon the life later.
Of its enormity I have already spoken; but what about its origin, its uses, and its continuance?
He promised a continuance of his favors, and admonished them to be grateful.
France could hope for little profit from a continuance of (p. 415) the war, and England had everything to gain by its conclusion.
Hence the continuance of its use upon the Killingworth Railway.
The nobilitie neyther desyres my honour nor continuance; for thei wold nott rydd a myle for my pleasur to follow my ennemyes.
In the flowing of love, in the adoration of humility, there is no question of continuance.
Many things would tempt us from our allegiance and continuance.