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con·ti·nent

(kon'ti-nent),
Denoting continence.

continent

(kŏn′tə-nənt)
adj.
Exercising continence.

con′ti·nent·ly adv.

continent

Referring to continence, see there.

con·ti·nent

(kon'ti-nĕnt)
1. Able to retain urine or stool.
2. Referring to an enterostomy with sphincterlike control.
See also: continence
References in classic literature ?
These men were asking, all the continent was asking, "What are we to do?
On the latter, there is but one slight strip of land separated from other continents by vast seas.
He spoke disrespectfully of the equator, he skipped from continent to continent, he derided the zones, he mopped up the high seas with his napkin.
The Mohicans were the possessors of the country first occupied by the Europeans in this portion of the continent.
But the large rivers are full of vessels, and abound with excellent fish; for they seldom get any from the sea, because the sea fish are of the same size with those in Europe, and consequently not worth catching; whereby it is manifest, that nature, in the production of plants and animals of so extraordinary a bulk, is wholly confined to this continent, of which I leave the reasons to be determined by philosophers.
She had expelled her rival totally from the continent, over which, bounding herself by the Mississippi, she was thenceforth to hold divided empire only with Spain.
If, on the contrary, Britain had been situated on the continent, and had been compelled, as she would have been, by that situation, to make her military establishments at home coextensive with those of the other great powers of Europe, she, like them, would in all probability be, at this day, a victim to the absolute power of a single man.
To promote and protect these enterprises, a company was incorporated by the Russian government with exclusive privileges, and a capital of two hundred and sixty thousand pounds sterling; and the sovereignty of that part of the American continent, along the coast of which the posts had been established, was claimed by the Russian crown, on the plea that the land had been discovered and occupied by its subjects.
Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Swinging back through the jungle in a wide circle the ape-man came to the river at another point, drank and took to the trees again and while he hunted, all oblivious of his past and careless of his future, there came through the dark jungles and the open, parklike places and across the wide meadows, where grazed the countless herbivora of the mysterious continent, a weird and terrible caravan in search of him.
He never returned to it, the rest of his life being spent as a wanderer upon the Continent.
I got back from the Continent last night," he began.