Nevertheless, like the greater part of our misfortunes, even so serious a contingency brings its remedy and consolation with it, if the sufferer will but make the best rather than the worst, of the accident which has befallen him.
His position is then one of the most singularly irksome, and, in every contingency, disagreeable, that a wretched mortal can possibly occupy; with seldom an alternative of good on either hand, although what presents itself to him as the worst event may very probably be the best.
There are no more uses of "contingency" in the book.
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I was prepared for that contingency.
The system might have a million contingencies for state wards trying to screw with things, but they don’t have a plan of action for dealing with an accident.