They will be touring Continental Europe.
differences between Britain and its Continental neighbors
The hotel combines American comfort with continental elegance. Noun
complained that today's youth doesn't care a continental about their elders
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The African Union is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African continent.—Rhea Mogul, CNN, 9 Sep. 2023 From there, travelers will board a Eurostar continental train to some of the top ski resorts in Europe, including in Chambéry, Albertville, Moutiers, and Aime-La Plagne.—Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 1 Sep. 2023 The area gets less than 20 inches of rain a year, on average, about one-third less than the continental United States as a whole — not nearly enough to replace the water being pumped from the ground.—Mira Rojanasakul, New York Times, 28 Aug. 2023 The $2 billion Rwandan airport that could help African aviation take off
The continental free trade area offers incredible opportunities for Africa, but there are also challenges.—Nell Lewis, CNN, 25 Aug. 2023 But more data is needed to untangle precisely what that means for the stability of Antarctica's continental ice sheets and the health of its ecosystems, Holmes said.—Denise Chow, NBC News, 24 Aug. 2023 The worst-case fire scenario that’s played out across the continental United States over recent years—the Camp Fire that destroyed the town of Paradise, killing 85, and the Tubbs Fire that tore through Santa Rosa, killing 22—is now tropical Hawaii’s problem as well.—Matt Simon, WIRED, 23 Aug. 2023 According to a study from 2010, just one hectare of land in the forest contains more tree species than are native to the continental United States and Canada combined.—Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Aug. 2023 In the warmer months, there’s often not a big contrast in temperature across the continental United States.—Dave Epstein, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Aug. 2023
The Earth's crust is divided into dozens of plates, some oceanic, some continental, which move on a plastic mantle underneath.—Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 24 Apr. 2018 Hosted by enthusiastic young continentals, songs are scored by a combination of dial-in votes from viewers and jurists representing the participating countries.—Amy Thomson, Bloomberg.com, 24 Apr. 2020 Kenyatta rejected concerns that a free trade deal with the United States would undermine a new continental free trade agreement in Africa aimed at creating the world’s largest common market.—Tom Odula, BostonGlobe.com, 6 Feb. 2020 Today, greater migration rates among college graduates often necessitates cross-country, if not cross-continental, travel.—Wired, 22 Aug. 2019 Many of these airlines also have different policies for intra-continental, short-haul flights, which are not included here.—Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 July 2018 Organizers of the Asian Games—a pan-continental, multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia—have confirmed eSports will be a demonstration event later this year.—Chris Morris, Fortune, 28 June 2018 Goals, fame and second-tier continental, as well as league success, came to the Brazilian, who became only the second man to break the world transfer record twice, all before his 21st birthday.—SI.com, 27 May 2018 But the most fun part is spinning the globe itself and watching the unfamiliar continental and oceanic formations of times past.—Erin Blakemore, Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2018 See More
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