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continent adj. (2 in both passages there is probably a play upon the sense of ‘chaste’)
1. self-restraining, temperate Lr. I. ii. 188.
2. restraining, restrictive LLL. I. i. 259 “ canon,” Mac. IV. iii. 64 “All continent impediments.”
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