The weight of his fallen fortunes seemed suddenly to crush him; he could not foresee the consequences; he could not contemplate the future with the indifference of the hardened criminal who merely faces a contingency already familiar.
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.