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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 ?
There was no slightest indication that civilized man had ever set a foot upon that portion of the continent of Europe.
No European settlement ever formed upon this continent has been more distinguished for undeviating kindness and equity toward the savages.
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." Let us unite in ardent supplication to the Founder of nations and the Builder of worlds, that what then was prophecy may continue unfolding into history--that the dearest hopes of the human race may not be extinguished in disappointment, and that the last may prove the noblest empire of time.
Despite being blessed with abundant human and natural resources, the African continent, which is the second largest, is the poorest of all the six continents of the world, and it is like a 'beggar,' looking up to the other developed continents for survival.
figure By EDITORIAL The second round of the Fifa World Cup kicks off in Russia today.And for the first time since the 1982 tournament in Spain, there will be no African nation among the last 16, with the continents five representatives mdashEgypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and Nigeria mdash all bowing out in the group stage.
As billions of years passed, this landmass split up into several pieces of land that have drifted apart to create our eight continents. Yes, you read that right, eight continents!
A group of geologists have argued in the March/April 2017 issue of the journal GSA Today that the world has not seven, but eight continents. Zealandia, a mostly submerged landmass located near Australia and partly under New Zealand should be given official recognition as a continent, according to the scientists.
When addressing a business gala dinner in December 2015 in Sandton, Johannesburg, Zuma said Africa was the biggest continent on earth and that all continents would fit into Africa
Five Continents Hotels and Resorts and Hansa Hotels by Five Continents have come together to launch Five Continents Hospitality, a venture management firm which will help to support hotels with the benefit of their accumulated experiences and sector relationships.
Five Continents Hotels and Resorts and Hansa Hotels by Five Continents have joined forces to formally launch Five Continents Hospitality, a venture management firm which will help to support hotel owners and operators struggling with difficult operations.