continent 1 of 2

as in mainland
one of the great divisions of land on the globe or the main part of such a division Europe and Asia are sometimes considered together to be one continent

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as in ascetical
given to or marked by restraint in the satisfaction of one's appetites a religious sect that expects its unmarried members to be completely celibate and its married adherents to maintain continent relationships

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“Continent.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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