# how to create enumeration spanning multiple paragraphs? [duplicate]

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Resuming a list

i want to create a list which has arbitrary sized paragraphs in between:

How can i do this? (what i have now is done with centering and there is no automatic numbering)

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## marked as duplicate by lockstep, Count Zero, barbara beeton, Harish Kumar, toheczAug 8 '12 at 14:07

\documentclass{article}

\def\a{One two three. }
\def\b{\a\a Four five. \a}
\def\c{\b\b Red green blue. \b \a}
\def\d{\c\c}

\newcounter{hyp}

\newenvironment{hyp}
{\refstepcounter{hyp}\trivlist\itshape\centering\item[(\thehyp)]}
{\endtrivlist}

\begin{document}

\begin{hyp}\label{ha}
Something or other is better than that other thing
\end{hyp}

Some text about hypothesis \ref{ha} \d

\begin{hyp}\label{hb}
Black and white.
\end{hyp}

Some text about hypothesis \ref{hb} \d

\end{document}

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