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continence (KON tuh nuhns) (noun)
1. Self-restraint, moderation: Daryl was glad that he had enough continence when he was tempted by seeing so many kinds of cakes that were available.
2. Self-control over urinary and fecal discharges: Jody read that most children have continence by the age of three.
continents (KON tuh nuhnts) (noun)
The principal land masses of the earth; usually,regarded as including Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America: Manfred was an anthropologist who traveled the continents of Africa and Asia to research the cultures that exist in those places.

History suggests that many nations did not exercise continence when they were colonizing land in the various continents around the world.