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contingent
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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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  • The chickens had been shut away, the yard had been swept, and the nearby garden had been pruned, plucked, and generally spruced up, although Harry, who liked it in its overgrown state, thought that it looked rather forlorn without its usual contingent of capering gnomes.

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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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