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being or concerning or limited to a continent especially the continents of North America or Europe

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Continental dialects, African dialects, Hottentot PICKERING.
All this continental life, all this Europe of yours, and all the trash about 'going abroad' is simply foolery, and it is mere foolery on our part to come.
The historians tell us with naive assurance that its causes were the wrongs inflicted on the Duke of Oldenburg, the nonobservance of the Continental System, the ambition of Napoleon, the firmness of Alexander, the mistakes of the diplomatists, and so on.
The villa was a roomy white house, which, as is the case with most continental houses, looked to an English eye frail, ramshackle, and absurdly frivolous, more like a pagoda in a tea-garden than a place where one slept.
and finally pushing them all aside to open the journal of his youthful Continental travels.
She is a foolish, good-natured little woman, who thinks herself clever because her husband has permitted her to travel a good deal, and has evidently been rather fascinated by the latitudinarianism of continental society.
Beginning with a raid on two steamship companies, it developed into a pitched battle with a city, a state, and a continental coastline.
After a continental career, which will leave undying recollections, he is now recalled to England--at the suggestion of a person of distinction in the Church, who prefers a mild climate.
With these modest hints I closed my letter; and thus for once, thanks to my Continental experience, I was able to instruct my lawyer!
And while Japan dreamed of continental empire and strove to realize the dream, she suppressed her own proletarian revolution.
And one thing that we must remember Byron for is that he made English literature Continental.
In continental Greece (1), on the other hand, but especially in Boeotia, a new form of epic sprang up, which for the romance and PATHOS of the Ionian School substituted the practical and matter-of-fact.
We may also notice that, on the lunar sphere, the south pole is much more continental than the north pole.
Thus, also, it is that continental productions have everywhere become so largely naturalised on islands.
He wanted to hurry it over, for all the continental scenes were already familiar to him: many had lost their interest in his eyes, and others had never had anything to lose.
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