continent englannista suomeksi
Each of the main continuous land-masses on the earth's surface, now generally regarded as seven in number, including their related islands, shelf|continental shelves etc.
Land (as opposed to the water).
(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)
1926, (w), ''Seven Pillars of Wisdom'', New York: Anchor (1991), p. 219:
- Their strength was the strength of men geographically beyond temptation: the poverty of Arabia made them simple, continent, enduring.
2009, (w), ''A History of Christianity'', Penguin 2010, p. 119:
- A celibate himself, he was of the opinion that marriage was something of a concession to human frailty, to save from fornication those who could not be continent, so it was better to marry than to burn with lust.
Not interrupted; connected; continuous.
1843, John McIntosh, ''The Origin of the North American Indians''
- The northeast part of Asia is, if not continent with the west side of America, yet certainly it is the least disjoined by sea of all that coast.
Serving to restrain or limit; restraining; opposing.
(RQ:Shakespeare Love's Labour's Lost Q1)
(l), morally restrained