The immediate contingency overtook him, pulled him back from the edge of the theoretical abyss.
He was employed in a vague personal capacity — while he remained with Cody he was in turn steward, mate, skipper, secretary, and even jailor, for Dan Cody sober knew what lavish doings Dan Cody drunk might soon be about, and he provided for such contingencies by reposing more and more trust in Gatsby.
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.