Most of the globe may still be reeling from the great recession, but one continent is booming.
The continent now has leaders who stand out as champions of development.
In the span of 30 years, such carnage would twice engulf this continent.
Trust in European institutions has waned across the continent.
Estevanico, or “Esteban the Moor,” arrived on the continent in 1534.
I here saw elephants for the first time on the Indian continent.
Some documents say that Prince Madoc may have explored the American continent.
"The finest bit of tile-work on this continent," he said, in a hushed voice.
No one knew whether the continent was one thousand or ten thousand miles in breadth.
The vices of great cities were scarce known or practised in the rough towns of the American continent.
late 14c., "self-restraining," from Old French continent and directly from Latin continentem (nominative continens) "holding together, continuous," present participle of continere "hold together" (see contain). Meaning moved from "exercising self-restraint" to "chaste" 14c., and to bowel and bladder control 19c.
"large land mass," 1550s, from continent land (mid-15c.), translating Latin terra continens "continuous land," from continens, present participle of continere (see continent (adj.)).