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the Continent

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