continent continent  /ˈkɑn tə nənt/


  1. (n) one of the large landmasses of the earth
  2. (n) the European mainland
  3. (adj) having control over urination and defecation
  4. (adj) abstaining from sexual intercourse

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  1. Strike over EU plan disrupts European flights

    PARIS (AP) — A strike by air traffic controllers forced cancellations of more than 60 percent of flights around France and disrupted travel elsewhere in Europe on Wednesday, as workers protested a plan to simplify the continent's patchwork airspace.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Letter to the editor: Founding Fathers kept church and state separate for a reason

    A number of the original people who came to this continent from Europe in the 1600s came because of difficulties they had experienced with religion having a strong say in the governing of where they w
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bristol Herald Courier

  3. Europe outrage over NSA tempered by necessity

    BERLIN (AP) — Indignation was sharp and predictable across Europe — a continent where privacy is revered. Yet anger over revelations of U.S. electronic surveillance was tempered by an indisputable fact: Europe wants the information that America intelligence provides.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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  1. Expressing shocked and horrified to hear of the heinous assassination of former Pakistan's Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh Thursday said, "The sub continent has lost an outstanding leader who worked for...
    on Dec 27, 2007 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Mathaba.Net

  2. Setting the scene for April's G20 talks in London, Mr Brown said: "If what happens to a bank in one country can within minutes have devastating effects for banks on a different continent, then only a truly international response of policy and...
    on Jan 26, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: WalesOnline

  3. In the aftermath of the published remarks, Watson told an audience in London: "To all those who have drawn the inference from my words that Africa, as a continent, is somehow genetically inferior, I can only apologize unreservedly."
    on Oct 25, 2007 By: James Watson Source: International Herald Tribune

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