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Origin of continent
OTHER WORDS FROM continentun·con·ti·nent, adjectiveun·con·ti·nent·ly, adverb
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How to use continent in a sentence
Still, prices across the continent are likely to be pressured amid excess supply, said Rupert Claxton, meat director at consultant Gira.Europe is on high alert after a deadly swine virus emerges in Germany|Bernhard Warner|September 10, 2020|Fortune
This is thought to be largely due to belts all along the northern parts of the continents where the snow has been melting much earlier due to climate change.Slow, meandering hurricanes are often more dangerous—and they’re getting more common|Greta Moran|September 9, 2020|Popular Science
Many of the continent’s highlights are in the Northern Territory, an area left unscathed during last season’s wildfires.
These hordes can cross continents, eating through crops along the way.A single chemical may draw lonely locusts into a hungry swarm|Jonathan Lambert|September 7, 2020|Science News For Students
Projects like ReGen villages, the so-called “Tesla of ecovillages,” now partnering with municipalities on four continents.Solarpunk Is Growing a Gorgeous New World in the Cracks of the Old One|Carin Ism|September 6, 2020|Singularity Hub
Opponents of Muslims and immigrants across the continent are claiming vindication in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack.
World War II is still a long way off, but the seeds of conflict are already being sown on the continent.
It can be hard to wrap your head around the problems facing the continent because they might seem ancient to us.
But this is often seen as little more than a way of trying to defame Edward III on the continent.The Sex Life of King Richard III's Randy Great Great Great Grandfather|Tom Sykes|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gurira says she approaches her work with a dual-continent mindset.
For good or ill, the torrent of rebellion was suffered to break loose, and it soon engulfed a continent.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
There are some other trees planted, and many small, thrifty forests, such as I had hardly seen before on the Continent.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
These form one of the many island groups that hang like a fringe or festoon on the skirt of the continent of Asia.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
Thence they have spread all over the continent of South America, and have proved of more real value to it than its mines.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
It is extensively used in the manufacture of cigars, and on the continent it frequently realizes as much as 5s.
British Dictionary definitions for continent (1 of 3)
- mainland as opposed to islands
- a continuous extent of land