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The House of Mirth
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  • At any rate, she felt herself so completely in command of the situation that she yielded to a sense of security in which all fear of Mr. Rosedale, and of the difficulties on which that fear was contingent, vanished beyond the edge of thought.
  • This surprising event, coinciding too completely with her meeting with Dorset to be regarded as contingent upon it, had yet immediately struck Lily with a vague sense of foreboding.

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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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