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continent

kon tuh nuhnt

  • n  one of the large landmasses of the earth
    there are seven continents
    pioneers had to cross the continent on foot
  • n  the European mainland
  • a  having control over urination and defecation
  • s  abstaining from sexual intercourse
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • 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
    June 12, 2013 - Bristol Herald Courier
  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Manmohan Singh in Mathaba.Net
    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...
  • Gordon Brown in WalesOnline
    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...
  • James Watson in International Herald Tribune
    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."

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