Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
Contentment without external honor is humility. Grew.
Godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Tim. vi. 6.
At Paris the prince spent one whole day to give his mind some contentment in viewing of a famous city. Sir H. Wotton.
Love and life not conterminable. Sir H. Wotton.
This conformed so many of them as were conterminous to the colonies and garrisons, to the Roman laws. Sir M. Hale.
That person of his [George Herbert], which afforded so unusual a contesseration of elegancies. Oley.
The people . . . contested not what was done. Locke.
Few philosophical aphorisms have been more frequenty repeated, few more contested than this. J. D. Morell.
The difficulty of an argument adds to the pleasure of contesting with in, when there are hopes of victory. Bp. Burnet.
Of man, who dares in pomp with Jove contest? Pope.
Leave all noisy contests, all immodest clamors and brawling language. I. Watts.
The late battle had, in effect, been a contest between one usurper and another. Hallam.
It was fully expected that the contest there would be long and fierce. Macaulay.
After years spent in domestic, unsociable contestations, she found means to withdraw. Clarendon.
A solemn contestation ratified on the part of God. Barrow.
The coats, without, are context and callous. Derham.
According to all the light that the contexts afford. Sharp.
The whole world's frame, which is contexted only by commerce and contracts. R. Junius.
That wonderful contexture of all created beings. Dryden.
He was not of any delicate contexture; his limbs rather sturdy than dainty. Sir H. Wotton.
The convicinity and contiguity of the two parishes. T. Warton.
The two halves of the paper did not appear fully divided . . . but seemed contiguous at one of their angles. Sir I. Newton.
Sees no contiguous palace rear its head. Goldsmith.Contiguous angles. See
He knew what to say; he knew also, when to leave off, -- a continence which is practiced by few writers. Dryden.
If they [the unmarried and widows] have not continency, let them marry. 1 Cor. vii. 9 (Rev. Ver. ).
Chastity is either abstinence or continence: abstinence is that of virgins or widows; continence, that of married persons. Jer. Taylor.
Have a continent forbearance till the speed of his rage goes slower. Shak.
Abstaining from sexual intercourse; exercising restraint upon the sexual appetite; esp., abstaining from illicit sexual intercourse; chaste.My past lifeHath been as continent, as chaste, as true,As I am now unhappy. Shak.
Not interrupted; connected; continuous;[Obs.] as, a. continentfeverThe northeast part of Asia is, if not continent with the west side of America, yet certainly it is the least disoined by sea of all that coast. Berrewood.
Con"ti*nent, n. [L. continens, prop., a holding together: cf. F. continent. See Continent, a.]
That which contains anything; a receptacle.[Obs.]The smaller continent which we call a pipkin. Bp. Kennet.
One of the grand divisions of land on the globe; the main land; specifically&hand; The continents are now usually regarded as six in number: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. But other large bodies of land are also reffered to as continents; as, the Antarctic continent; the continent of Greenland. Europe, Asia, and Africa are often grouped together as the Eastern Continent, and North and South America as the Western Continent. The Continent, the main land of Europe, as distinguished from the islands, especially from England. (Phys. Geog.), a large body of land differing from an island, not merely in its size, but in its structure, which is that of a large basin bordered by mountain chains; as, the. continentof North America
Con`ti*nen"tal (?), a.
Of or pertaining to a continent.
Of or pertaining to the main land of Europe, in distinction from the adjacent islands, especially England;Macaulay. as, a continentaltour; a continentalcoalition.No former king had involved himself so frequently in the labyrinth of continental alliances. Hallam.
(Amer. Hist.) Of or pertaining to the confederated colonies collectively, in the time of the Revolutionary War; as,. ContinentalmoneyThe army before Boston was designated as the Continental army, in contradistinction to that under General Gage, which was called the Ministerial army." W. Irving.Continental Congress. See under Congress. -- Continental system (Hist.), the blockade of Great Britain ordered by Napoleon by the decree of Berlin, Nov. 21, 1806; the object being to strike a blow at the maritime and commercial supremacy of Great Britain, by cutting her off from all intercourse with the continent of Europe.
Con`ti*nen"tal (?), n. (Amer. Hist.) A soldier in the Continental army, or a piece of the Continental currency. See Continental, a., 3.<-- "Not worth a continental." [said of Continental currency after the American revolution] -->
Con"ti*nent*ly (?), adv. In a continent manner; chastely; moderately; temperately.
Con*tin"gence (?), n. See Contingency.
Con*tin"gen*cy (?), n,; pl.. Contingencies(#) [Cf. F. contingence.]
Union or connection; the state of touching or contact.Point of contingency." J. Gregory.
The quality or state of being contingent or casual; the possibility of coming to pass.Aristotle says we are not to build certain rules on the contingency of human actions. South.
An event which may or may not occur; that which is possible or probable; a fortuitous event; a chance.The remarkable position of the queen rendering her death a most important contingency. Hallam.
An adjunct or accessory.Wordsworth.
(Law) A certain possible event that may or may not happen, by which, when happening, some particular title may be affected. Syn. -- Casualty; accident; chance.
Con*tin"gent (?), a. [L. contingens, -entis, p.pr. of contingereto touch on all sides, to happen; con-+ tangereto touch: cf. F. contingent. See Tangent, Tact.]
Possible, or liable, but not certain, to occur; incidental; casual.Weighing so much actual crime against so much contingent advantage. Burke.
Dependent on that which is undetermined or unknown;Uncertain and contingent causes." Tillotson. as, the success of his undertaking is. contingentupon events which he can not control
(Law) Dependent for effect on something that may or may not occur; as, a. contingentestateIf a contingent legacy be left to any one when he attains, or if he attains, the age of twenty-one. Blackstone.
An event which may or may not happen; that which is unforeseen, undetermined, or dependent on something future; a contingency.His understanding could almost pierce into future contingets. South.
That which falls to one in a division or apportionment among a number; a suitable share; proportion; esp., a quota of troops.From the Alps to the border of Flanders, contingents were required . . . 200,000 men were in arms. Milman.
Con*tin"gent*ly, adv. In a contingent manner; without design or foresight; accidentally.
Con*tin"gent*ness, n. The state of being contingent; fortuitousness.
Con*tin"u*a*ble (?), a. Capable of being continued[R.]
Con*tin"u*al (?), a. [OE. continuel, F. continuel. See Continue.]
Proceeding without interruption or cesstaion; continuous; unceasing; lasting; abiding.He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. Prov. xv. 15.
Occuring in steady and rapid succession; very frequent; often repeated.The eye is deligh by a continental succession of small landscapes. W. Irwing.Continual proportionals (Math.), quantities in continued proportion. Brande & C. Syn. -- Constant; prepetual; incessant; unceasing; uninterrupted; unintermitted; continuous. See Constant, and Continuous.
Without cessation; unceasingly; continuously; as, the current flows. continuallyWhy do not all animals continually increase in bigness? Bentley.
In regular or repeated succession; very often.Thou shalt eat bread at my table continually. 2 Sam. ix. 7.
Con*tin"u*ance (?), n. [OF. continuance.]
A holding on, or remaining in a particular state; permanence, as of condition, habits, abode, etc.; perseverance; constancy; duration; stay.Great plagues, and of long continuence. Deut. xxviii. 59.Patient continuance i well-doing. Rom. ii. 7.
Uninterrupted succession; continuation; constant renewell; perpetuation; propagation.The brute immedistely regards his own preservation or the continuance of his species. Addison.
A holding together; continuity.[Obs.] Bacon.
(Law) (a) The adjournment of the proceedings in a cause from one day, or from one stated term of a court, to another. (b) The entry of such adjuornment and the grounds thereof on the record.
Con*tin"u*ant (?), a. Continuing; prolonged; sustained;-- as, a. continuantsound n. A continuant sound; a letter whose sound may be prolonged.
Con*tin"u*ate (?), a. [L. continuatus, p.p. See Continue.]
Immediately united together; intimately connocted.[R.]We are of Him and in Him, even as though our very flesh and bones should be made continuate with his. Hooker.