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Far from the Madding Crowd
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Visions of several unhappy contingencies which might arise from this delay flitted before him.
  • For several years the stream had not spouted so far from the tower as it was doing on this night, and such a contingency had been over-looked.
  • The shutters were not closed, nor was any blind or curtain drawn over the window, neither robbery nor observation being a contingency which could do much injury to the occupant of the domicile.
  • She belonged to him: the certainties of that position were so well defined, and the reasonable probabilities of its issue so bounded that she could not speculate on contingencies.
  • To meet these contingencies, there was frequently provided, to accompany the flocks from the remoter points, a pony and waggon into which the weakly ones were taken for the remainder of the journey.
  • You knew what married life would be like, and shouldn’t have entered it if you feared these contingencies."

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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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