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War and Peace
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  • But the first plunderers were followed by a second and a third contingent, and with increasing numbers plundering became more and more difficult and assumed more definite forms.
  • "The marshal, a Count Rostov, hasn’t sent half his contingent.

  • There are no more uses of "contingent" in the book.

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as in: the Canadian contingent Define
a group of people acting for or representing a larger group with whom they have something in common -- such as a squad of soldiers who are sent to do a job or members of a group who are sent to represent the larger group at a convention
as in: contingent upon Define
determined by conditions or circumstances not yet established
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