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the Continent

noun [S] uk   mainly UK us  
Europe, especially western Europe, but not including the British Isles: He found driving on the Continent very different to Britain.
Continental
adjective uk (also continental)   /ˌkɒn.tɪˈnen.təl/ us    /ˌkɑːn.t̬ənˈen.t̬əl/
She preferred the continental way of life.
Continental
noun [C] uk (also continental)   /ˌkɒn.tɪˈnen.təl/ us    /ˌkɑːn.t̬ənˈen.t̬əl/ mainly UK old-fashioned
someone who comes from Europe but not the British Isles
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