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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTINENT

War is a rough teacher, but it is evidently the only one for the Continent.

Vienna has had her share in the general improvement of the Continent.

Let us proceed with the continent where we find ourselves at present, resumed Hatteras.

The people were better fed and better clothed than any of their neighbours on the Continent.

"You were on the continent this morning, Father Jos," said Cornelius.

They are like explorers who should mistake a boundary for the interior of a continent.

The migration of Europeans to the American continent was the final step.

What parts of the continent did Cartier become interested in?

Belgium has the best-developed track system on the continent.

A similar proportion is found in nearly every country on the continent.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "self-restraining," from Old French continent and directly from Latin continentem (nominative continens) "holding together, continuous," present participle of continere "hold together" (see contain). Meaning moved from "exercising self-restraint" to "chaste" 14c., and to bowel and bladder control 19c.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.