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  • n. Plural form of continent.


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  • While man's increasing efficiency of food-production, combined with colonisation of whole virgin continents, has for generations given the apparent lie to Malthus 'mathematical statement of the Law of


  • This campaign, taking place in more than 50 countries on all continents, is urging governments to tackle the global sanitation crisis.

    The World Council of Churches: a new kind of potty « Anglican Samizdat

  • The funny thing about calling Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica and America the six continents is that Europe's boundary is a fuzzy one when compared to the much more distinct line of separation of the Isthmus of Panama.

    Industrialization ain't all bad.

  • Because there are entire countries, and perhaps I could even use the word continents, where every single car and bus belches black smoke as they go through the streets.

    egg meets the sidewalk

  • Bin Laden's terrorist organization, with operatives on several continents, is both a symptom of and a reaction against globalization.

    The Lawless Frontier

  • Woods, who won titles this year on three continents, is being accorded a welcome worthy of a head of state.

    Tiger's presence shakes up South America

  • A suitable starting point from which to compare historical developments on the different continents is around 11,000 B.C.

    Excerpt: Guns, Germs & Steel by Jared Diamond

  • In this long historical (archeological) span, the rise of modern civilizations in the Near East, the Mediterranean and other centres on the African, Asian and Latin American continents, is a comparatively recent phenomenon.

    Chapter 7

  • The future belongs to the two virgin continents of North and South America.

    The Economic Future of Canada

  • That résumé of objective geopolitical triumph extends past the European, Asian, and Latin American continents and subcontinents, however.

    Pajamas Media


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