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Definition of Continent

Continent

  1. Serving to restrain or limit; restraining; opposing.
  2. Exercising restraint as to the indulgence of desires or passions; temperate; moderate.
  3. Abstaining from sexual intercourse; exercising restraint upon the sexual appetite; esp., abstaining from illicit sexual intercourse; chaste.
  4. Not interrupted; connected; continuous; as, a continent fever.
  5. That which contains anything; a receptacle.
  6. One of the grand divisions of land on the globe; the main land; specifically (Phys. Geog.), a large body of land differing from an island, not merely in its size, but in its structure, which is that of a large basin bordered by mountain chains; as, the continent of North America.

Continent Quotations

Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars. - Gilbert Parker
Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.
Gilbert Parker

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Abraham Lincoln

I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses.
Nelson Mandela

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
Winston Churchill

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent. - John Donne
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.
John Donne
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Continent Translations

continent in Afrikaans is vasteland
continent in Danish is verdensdel, fastland
continent in Dutch is vasteland, werelddeel, continent
continent in Finnish is maanosa
continent in French is continent, partie du monde
continent in German is Festland, Kontinent
continent in Italian is continente, parte della terra
continent in Norwegian is verdensdel, kontinent
continent in Spanish is continente
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