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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 ?
While residing on the continent of Europe, they had adopted the principles of the most complete and rigorous reformation, as taught and established by Calvin.
Nearly a century ago, one of those rare minds to whom it is given to discern future greatness in its seminal principles, upon contemplating the situation of this continent, pronounced, in a vein of poetic inspiration, "Westward the star of empire takes its way.
Their posts beyond the mountains had to be supplied in yearly expeditions, like caravans, from Montreal, and the furs conveyed back in the same way, by long, precarious, and expensive routes, across the continent.
With the possible exception of Snider, the little party appeared in the best of spirits, laughing and joking, or interestedly discussing the possibilities which the future held for us: what we should find upon the continent, and whether the inhabitants would be civilized or barbarian peoples.
There was no slightest indication that civilized man had ever set a foot upon that portion of the continent of Europe.
Beowulf' presents an interesting though very incomplete picture of the life of the upper, warrior, caste among the northern Germanic tribes during their later period of barbarism on the Continent and in England, a life more highly developed than that of the Anglo-Saxons before their conquest of the island.
Rebecca received their congratulations with perfect modesty; ordered a bottle of sherry and a bread cake to the little dingy lodgings where she dwelt, while conducting the business, to treat the enemy's lawyers: shook hands with them at parting, in excellent good humour, and returned straightway to the Continent, to rejoin her husband and son and acquaint the former with the glad news of his entire liberation.
On the latter, there is but one slight strip of land separated from other continents by vast seas.
After wandering over these vast continents, the eye is attracted by the still greater seas.
I am confident that our continent, with its combined natural resources and human potential, can create an "African miracle", based on security, stability and human development and conducive to progress and prosperity," HM the King said in a message a addressed to the 25th meeting of the Crans Montana Forum, held in Rabat, under the theme: "Heading on South-South: not only a strategy, but a necessity," and which was read by foreign minister, Salaheddine Mezouar.
It is really true that some deals and dirty deals are bleeding the African continent dry.
Mid Continent is committed to protecting the environment through a variety of methods including recycling, using recycled materials and preventing pollution by implementing eco-friendly work processes," said Rod Brewer, Vice President - Marketing and Product Development for Mid Continent Cabinetry.