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  • The male members of the van Daan contingent have built a very handy wood-stained food safe, with real screens.
  • A good example of the explicit warnings of the male contingent is the following conversation with Jan: Annex: "We’re afraid that when the Germans retreat, they’ll take the entire population with them."

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  • Miep, Bep, Mr. Kleiman, Jan, Father, Peter: the Annex contingent and the Supply Corps all mixed up together, and that in the middle of the day! Curtains and windows open, loud voices, banging doors — I was trembling with excitement.

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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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