—Do you imagine it to be the consequence of an immediate commission from him, or that he may have sent only a general direction, an order indefinite as to time, to depend upon contingencies and conveniences?
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.