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contingency
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War and Peace
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  • Now, entering into Weyrother’s plan, Prince Andrew considered possible contingencies and formed new projects such as might call for his rapidity of perception and decision.
  • "Why, one who foresees all contingencies. and foresees the adversary’s intentions."
  • But the contingencies are endless.
  • The longer he thought the more contingencies presented themselves.
  • It seems to them that when they have thought of two or three contingencies" (he remembered the general plan sent him from Petersburg) "they have foreseen everything.
  • He imagined all sorts of possible contingencies, just like the younger men, but with this difference, that he saw thousands of contingencies instead of two or three and based nothing on them.
  • He imagined all sorts of possible contingencies, just like the younger men, but with this difference, that he saw thousands of contingencies instead of two or three and based nothing on them.
  • Moment by moment the event is imperceptibly shaping itself, and at every moment of this continuous, uninterrupted shaping of events the commander in chief is in the midst of a most complex play of intrigues, worries, contingencies, authorities, projects, counsels, threats, and deceptions and is continually obliged to reply to innumerable questions addressed to him, which constantly conflict with one another.

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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.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind

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