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continent that which contains any thing: “Which is not tomb enough and continent,” HAMLET, iv. 4. 64 ; “you shall find in him the continent of what part a gentleman would see” HAMLET, v. 2. 110 ; ( “you shall find him containing and comprising every quality which a gentleman would desire to contemplate for imitation,” JOHNSON) ; “be stronger than thy continent,” ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, iv. 14. 40 ; “overborne their continents,” A MIDSUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM, ii. 1. 92 ; “Rive your concealing continents,” KING LEAR, iii. 2. 58.

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