Examples from the Web for continental
It is the omphalos, this city that straddles two steamboat rivers at the continental crossroads.
They marched through the streets of downtown New York to the synchronized beats of the Continental drum corps that followed.
The commander of the Continental Army realized that if he did not inoculate his army against smallpox, he might not have an army.
The outbreak began in Missouri and Illinois, but has now spread to almost all the continental United States.
Conceptually, the “Angel of Death” was a cultural mainstay in continental Europe and the British Isles by the late Middle Ages.Ebola Rages in West Africa, Reigniting Humanity’s Oldest Fear: The Plague|Scott Bixby|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another difference between Dean Bohemianism and Continental is characteristic of the whole race whose land this is.
Of this material (p. 440)he constructed the first continental army, and under innumerable vexations and difficulties.
Let him go to Vienna, and learn that it, in common with other continental cities, is lighted by an English gas company.
Col. Moultrie was raised to the rank of brigadier-general and in 1779 was made a major-general in the Continental army.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
During his administration England again became a Continental power and played her game of European chess.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
British Dictionary definitions for continental
Word Origin and History for continental
1818 as a purely geographical term, from continent + -al (1). In reference to the European mainland (as opposed to Great Britain), recorded from 1760. Continental breakfast (the kind eaten on the continent as opposed to the kind eaten in Britain) is attested by 1855. In reference to the British American colonies from 1774; the Continental Congress is attested from 1775; continental divide in use by 1865; continental rise in geology from 1959; continental slope from 1907. Continental shelf first attested 1888.