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continēns entis, adj. with comp. and sup.

P. of contineo, bounding, limiting, enclosing: litas, i. e. of the continent, L.: parum locuples continente ripā, H.Bordering, neighboring, contiguous, near, adjacent: silvae, Cs.: fundus fundo eius: aër mari: ripae collis, Cs.: cum Ciliciā.— Holding together, cohering, connected, continuous, uninterrupted: silvae, Cs.: grex, L.: agmen, L.: ruinae, L.: terra, N.—Fig., in time, following, next, consequent upon: continentibus diebus, Cs.: motus sensui iunctus et continens: timori perpetuo ipsum malum continens fuit, L.Continual, consecutive, uninterrupted: continenti labore omnia superare, Cs.: imber per noctem totam, L.: e continenti genere, in unbroken descent: continenti impetu, without a pause, Cs.—In character, continent, moderate, temperate: hoc nemo fuit magis continens, T.: continentior in vitā quam in pecuniā, Cs.: Epaminondas, N.: continentissimi homines.

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