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continentality

[‚känt·ən·en′tal·əd·ē]
(climatology)
The degree to which a point on the earth's surface is in all respects subject to the influence of a land mass.
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It naturally seemed to members of the English Parliament that the cause of the war was Napoleon's ambition; to the Duke of Oldenburg, that the cause of the war was the violence done to him; to businessmen that the cause of the way was the Continental System which was ruining Europe; to the generals and old soldiers that the chief reason for the war was the necessity of giving them employment; to the legitimists of that day that it was the need of re-establishing les bons principes, and to the diplomatists of that time that it all resulted from the fact that the alliance between Russia and Austria in 1809 had not been sufficiently well concealed from Napoleon, and from the awkward wording of Memorandum No.
I conclude, looking to the future, that for terrestrial productions a large continental area, which will probably undergo many oscillations of level, and which consequently will exist for long periods in a broken condition, will be the most favourable for the production of many new forms of life, likely to endure long and to spread widely.
one knows what foreigners are), acquaintances picked up at Continental hotels (one knows what they are too).
The lady, his wife, felt that courts were her sphere, and her wealth enabled her to receive splendidly in those continental towns whither her husband's diplomatic duties led him.
His arrival appeared to have interrupted a late breakfast of the Continental order.
I suppose, sir," I answered, drolling on our young gentleman's Continental education, "it's the varnish from foreign parts.
Brownlow, 'and your mother, wholly given up to continental frivolities, had utterly forgotten the young husband ten good years her junior, who, with prospects blighted, lingered on at home, he fell among new friends.
American, Continental and Northwest each expressed disappointment that their applications weren't accepted.
Under terms of the flow-through agreement with Continental's pilots, furloughed Continental Airlines pilots have the option to work as pilots for Continental Express, resulting in furloughs of existing Continental Express pilots.
But the 45-year-old is not a big politico, foreign dignitary or movie star; he's a staff vice president in charge of sales and marketing for Mexico at Houston-based Continental Airlines.
The oldest known continental rocks date back to almost 4.
The Seventh Circuit denied FTCs on net loans when Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Co.

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