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  • She mirrored his fears with descriptions of contingency arrangements at the hospital—more beds, special courses, emergency drills.†   (source)
  • It's strange to remember how we used to think, as if everything were available to us, as if there were no contingencies, no boundaries; as if we were free to shape and reshape forever the ever-expanding perimeters of our lives.†   (source)
  • Did our family talk about the future or make contingency plans in case the situation got worse?†   (source)
  • To be constantly alert to any and every contingency.†   (source)
  • He said there had always been a contingency plan in case something of the sort occurred, but it was never taken seriously because the threat of an attack seemed ludicrous.†   (source)
  • FORCE prided itself on preparing itself for all contingencies in the Web or the colonial regions, but nothing had properly prepared it for the Battle of South Bressia and its implications for the New Bushido.†   (source)
  • Contingency plans were made.†   (source)
  • You try and play God, imagining the evil that you fear becoming reality, and then you try and make plans and contingencies to avoid what you fear.†   (source)
  • So I had a contingency plan.†   (source)
  • But the car had a swivelling floodlight mounted on top for such contingencies.†   (source)
  • I wanted to talk to Alex and Sam, to come up with some contingency plans in case things went wrong, but I couldn't do that with the white giantess Thrynga right in front of us.†   (source)
  • The generals didn't mention their contingency plan, to smuggle key Alyssians into Boarderland and make an under-the-table agreement with King Arch to overthrow Redd: receiving soldiers and weapons in exchange for the promise of a male ruler.†   (source)
  • Mother tried to think of every contingency, including hunger and illness.†   (source)
  • Judge, setting up the decision tree on this will not be easy—there are too many variables, too many possible contingencies.†   (source)
  • Australian law forbids lawyers to take malpractice cases on a contingency basis.†   (source)
  • To meet the contingency of a headwind he, like many other prisoners, had got himself a cloth with a long tape at each end.†   (source)
  • Westley was always prepared for contingencies, and if he could rescue her at six, he could just as happily rescue her at half past five.†   (source)
  • It works out contingencies and relationships and sorts through the mountain of information we get from the outside world, prioritizing it and putting flags on things that demand our immediate attention.†   (source)
  • I shopped for immediate needs and distant contingencies.†   (source)
  • I thus set about preparing for the days ahead as, I imagine, a general might prepare for a battle: I devised with utmost care a special staff plan anticipating all sorts of eventualities; I analysed where our weakest points lay and set about making contingency plans to fall back upon in the event of these points giving way; I even gave the staff a military-style 'pep-talk', impressing upon them that, for all their having to work at an exhausting rate, they could feel great pride in discharging their duties over the days that lay ahead.†   (source)
  • We would admit that we had made contingency plans to undertake guerrilla warfare in the event sabotage failed.†   (source)
  • Of course I was trying to focus on finding you alive, but part of my mind was making contingency plans.†   (source)
  • We'll take it on a contingency.†   (source)
  • As the clapping dies, he tells the seniors to take advantage of Ballou's "contingency of great teachers who hold your hand because there's nobody gonna be holding your hand when you get out there in the world.†   (source)
  • There were several contingencies, notably divorce or Moody's death, that might bring about my deportation, but Mahtob would be lost to me forever.†   (source)
  • I wanted to prepare for any contingency, and when everything was finally ready, I signed my will in front of four witnesses.†   (source)
  • Let's just say we considered other...contingencies.†   (source)
  • Then, before we left, we talked about contingencies.†   (source)
  • To plan for whatever contingencies might disrupt his primary course of action.†   (source)
  • After discussing various contingencies, Glaedr had said: Beware of the shadows, Eragon.†   (source)
  • He was considering categories of evidence, and possible findings, contingencies ...."Evidence of what?"†   (source)
  • Did you know that diapers come in sizes and are locked away in an airline's contingency supplies?†   (source)
  • They had made plans for this situation, backup plans for every contingency.†   (source)
  • We don't have a solid plan, with the contingencies we'd surely need as yet, and more, Iona isn't as well armed as she needs to be.†   (source)
  • The Army teaches you to provide for every contingency.†   (source)
  • Fortunately, we had a contingency plan and were able to survive without Walmart for a few years.†   (source)
  • The term was "Contingency Response."†   (source)
  • I remember how I was when I was his age, heady with the quiet arrogance of a newly minted officer, feeling wise and capable and in command of any contingencies.†   (source)
  • When a situation is full of unpredictables and I am playing makeshift games, I like to provide for as many contingencies as I can.†   (source)
  • This contingency Randy had never imagined.†   (source)
  • The immediate contingency overtook him, pulled him back from the edge of the theoretical abyss.   (source)
    contingency = thing that might happen
  • Mal'akh had planned for this contingency, however.†   (source)
  • So I made sure to load up all of my combat contingency macros.†   (source)
  • Gentlemen, I want to see contingency plans for dealing with this situation by tomorrow afternoon.†   (source)
  • And Father does, in general, approve of contingencies   (source)
  • The only contingency he had not learned how to bear was the possibility of his own madness.†   (source)
  • Like with Percy, and your future—you can't control every contingency.†   (source)
  • And then I have contingency plans, Puller.†   (source)
  • What can it do in terms of worst-case scenario contingencies?†   (source)
  • Too distraught to think clearly, I did not worry about further contingencies.†   (source)
  • The funds were buried under top-secret, eyes-only contingency appropriations.†   (source)
  • I really don't think you need me to discuss contingencies.†   (source)
  • Most decisions, and nearly all human interaction, can be incorporated into a contingencies model.†   (source)
  • My men are prepared for this contingency, and they will deal with it.†   (source)
  • Those resources are committed to that contingency and they can't be stood down for any reason.†   (source)
  • But there is also a category which cannot be analyzed by contingencies.†   (source)
  • Every single contingency was practiced to the point where we were tired of it.†   (source)
  • 'I'll replace it out of contingency funds because we now have a new wrinkle.†   (source)
  • You people always concern yourselves with contingencies, emergencies.†   (source)
  • For the next several hours, we went over the whole plan and all the contingencies.†   (source)
  • Sir, we have you down for notification of certain contingencies.†   (source)
  • Your contingencies would include both chaos and a rendezvous.†   (source)
  • They talked about the radio calls as well as any contingencies that might arise in flight.†   (source)
  • After we rehearsed the best-case scenario, we started running through the contingencies.†   (source)
  • I always carry an extra thousand for contingencies, but only a thousand—' 'The information?†   (source)
  • Roger was a contingency man.†   (source)
  • Our team spent the next five months in planning and working through every contingency we could envision.†   (source)
  • Gotta plan your contingencies, right?†   (source)
  • I have a contingency plan for that.†   (source)
  • It's never too soon for a future queen to become familiar with the uglier contingencies of ruling a land," he said to himself.†   (source)
  • FEMA had done their best to respond, but there was no contingency plan for rescuing sixty million people suddenly stranded under six feet of snow, without power or food and many without water.†   (source)
  • There's a good chance our backup systems weren't crippled, and I'm sure the government has a contingency plan, protected bases, that sort of thing.†   (source)
  • We ought to be prepared for that contingency, sir, and my opinion is that we should welcome him with open arms.†   (source)
  • The idea had taken weeks to form and was the product of a career of training and contingency planning.†   (source)
  • We plan for all kinds of contingencies.†   (source)
  • They drag the boys out to the backyard, where there is now a large pile of cement blocks accumulated by my father for some future contingency.†   (source)
  • He would buy whatever he needed wherever he was, and that meant he had to have a great deal of money for any number of contingencies.†   (source)
  • Thomas and Mikil had spent three hours covering every possible contingency before Mikil headed off to prepare the Guard and the Council for Qurong and Martyn's arrival as agreed.†   (source)
  • Though they already had stockpiles of the remedy, surely Svensson had developed a plan for this contingency as well.†   (source)
  • As he spooned warm gruel into her mouth, her mind raced as she tried to plan for every contingency, for she knew she would have only one chance at success.†   (source)
  • In a way, it was a lot like the kind of failure suffered by the Getty when it came to evaluating the kouros: they had conducted a thoroughly rational and rigorous analysis that covered every conceivable contingency, yet that analysis somehow missed a truth that should have been picked up instinctively.†   (source)
  • There was little doubt he had signed up Lettie to some form of contingency agreement that gave him a cut of her take.†   (source)
  • I was in contingency response:.†   (source)
  • Of contingency funds?†   (source)
  • Contingency plans?†   (source)
  • Perhaps during this week, somehow, some fortuitous contingency would arise that would allow Mahtob and me to make a break for freedom.†   (source)
  • Herschel made the shrewd decision to hire the highly regarded Rush firm, on a contingency basis, and said good-bye to his Memphis attorney.†   (source)
  • Contingency plans?†   (source)
  • "I would like to consider some contingency planning in the event we do end up with a problem," Gains said.†   (source)
  • See, I provide for every contingency.†   (source)
  • Contingencies for a hundred possible reactions to the release of any virus that met their requirements.†   (source)
  • Finally, I learned of another and perhaps most important contingency that prevented Moody from considering a return.†   (source)
  • I prepare for all contingencies.†   (source)
  • I'm not suggesting we start barring the doors, but I am suggesting we give contingencies some thought.†   (source)
  • It was Gregson's conviction that: All decisions involving uncertainty fall within two distinct categories—those with contingencies, and those without.†   (source)
  • I knew from contingency planning that if Chalk Two didn't fast-rope onto the roof, they were headed to a gate on the north side of the compound.†   (source)
  • We had rehearsed this contingency, but it was plan B. If our target was really inside, surprise was the key and it was quickly slipping away.†   (source)
  • The EOD tech thought the SEAL meant they were going to blow the house, which was another one of the contingency plans we had trained for.†   (source)
  • The "good idea fairy"—which is what we called the tendency for planners to add their two cents about every possible contingency, weighing the team down with options and extra gear and "good" ideas—had struck often on this mission.†   (source)
  • 'Will you allow me,' said Arthur, laying his purse on the table, 'to supply any present contingencies, Mr Dorrit?†   (source)
    contingencies = things that might happen; or things available in case events happen
  • All the rest hung on mere threads and trivial contingencies; you couldn't waste your time on it.†   (source)
  • This was a contingency for which I was unprepared.†   (source)
  • Just now, while waiting for the strangers to come nearer, he refused to be fussed into deciding what he might or mightn't do in any number of possible contingencies.†   (source)
  • He then learned that the contingency was the possibility of his falling ill and dying of plague; the data supplied would enable the authorities to notify his family and also to decide if the hospital expenses should be borne by the municipality or if, in due course, they could be recovered from his relatives.†   (source)
  • But on going further into the matter and finally discovering the office from which the form had emanated, he was told that this information was being collected with a view to certain contingencies.†   (source)
  • "What contingencies?" he asked.†   (source)
  • There seemed never to be an end to the things they had to buy and to the unforeseen contingencies.†   (source)
  • Suddenly, as Tom dwelt fearfully on such contingency, the firing abruptly ceased.†   (source)
  • Can you honestly say 'Remain' after contemplating this contingency?†   (source)
  • The latter contingency seemed improbable, yet Lily was not without a sense of uneasiness.†   (source)
  • The contingency that he had in his mind was, of course, the death of Mrs. Henchard.†   (source)
  • She was as unconcerned at that contingency as a goddess at a lack of linen.†   (source)
  • Visions of several unhappy contingencies which might arise from this delay flitted before him.†   (source)
  • How terrible a contingency for a woman who should commit herself to his care.†   (source)
  • Judge Pyncheon's neck is too precious to be risked on such a contingency as a stumbling steed.†   (source)
  • The longer he thought the more contingencies presented themselves.†   (source)
  • Why, one who foresees all contingencies...and foresees the adversary's intentions.†   (source)
  • I examined the hole, and I declare it actually looks as though it had been made with a pen-knife, a most improbable contingency.†   (source)
  • In dressing, she moved about in a mental cloud of many-coloured idealities, which eclipsed all sinister contingencies by its brightness.†   (source)
  • Her faculty for adapting herself, for entering into other people's feelings, if it served her now and then in small contingencies, hampered her in the decisive moments of life.†   (source)
  • Its abrogation would have crippled the indispensable fleet, one wholly under canvas, no steam-power, its innumerable sails and thousands of cannon, everything in short, worked by muscle alone; a fleet the more insatiate in demand for men, because then multiplying its ships of all grades against contingencies present and to come of the convulsed Continent.†   (source)
  • That was a contingency he had never thought of, and it spurred him to write all the more quickly to her.†   (source)
  • I live so resolutely apart from physical contingencies that my senses no longer trouble to inform me of them.†   (source)
  • She did not see Erik for a fortnight, save once at church and once when she went to the tailor shop to talk over the plans, contingencies, and strategy of Kennicott's annual campaign for getting a new suit.†   (source)
  • If there was no game in the valley—a contingency he doubted—it would not be a great task for him to go by night to Oldring's herd and pack out a calf.†   (source)
  • When he had told us so much he went on, "Frankly we did our best to prevent such a testamentary disposition, and pointed out certain contingencies that might leave her daughter either penniless or not so free as she should be to act regarding a matrimonial alliance.†   (source)
  • thrown back, one by some outside event, at the moment when he was just going to shake himself free from his inveterate habit, the other by an accidental indisposition at the moment when he was just going to be finally cured, feels himself to be misunderstood by the doctor who does not attach the same importance to these pretended contingencies, mere disguises, according to him, assumed, so as to be perceptible by his patients, by the vice of one and the morbid state of the other, which in reality have never ceased to weigh heavily and incurably upon them while they were nursing their dreams of normality and health.†   (source)
  • But Tess still kept going: if she could not fill her part she would have to leave; and this contingency, which she would have regarded with equanimity and even with relief a month or two earlier, had become a terror since d'Urberville had begun to hover round her.†   (source)
  • The "points" she had had the presence of mind to glean from Selden, in anticipation of this very contingency, were serving her to such good purpose that she began to think her visit to him had been the luckiest incident of the day.†   (source)
  • He was simply regarding the harrowing contingencies of human experience, the unexpectedness of things.†   (source)
  • To guard against such contingencies she frequented the more populous watering-places, where she installed herself impersonally in a hired house and looked on at life through the matting screen of her verandah.†   (source)
  • Any one who had been in a position to read between the lines would have seen that at the back of her great love was some monstrous fear—almost a desperation—as to some secret contingencies which were not disclosed.†   (source)
  • Chance, or perhaps his own resolve, had kept them apart since his hasty withdrawal from Bellomont; but Miss Bart was an expert in making the most of the unexpected, and the distasteful incidents of the last few minutes—the revelation to Selden of precisely that part of her life which she most wished him to ignore—increased her longing for shelter, for escape from such humiliating contingencies.†   (source)
  • With the shortening of the days all hope of obtaining her husband's forgiveness began to leave her; and there was something of the habitude of the wild animal in the unreflecting instinct with which she rambled on—disconnecting herself by littles from her eventful past at every step, obliterating her identity, giving no thought to accidents or contingencies which might make a quick discovery of her whereabouts by others of importance to her own happiness, if not to theirs.†   (source)
  • For this reason Pyotr Petrovitch intended to go into the subject as soon as he reached Petersburg and, if necessary, to anticipate contingencies by seeking the favour of "our younger generation."†   (source)
  • But the mistake made by him had arisen not simply from his having overlooked that contingency, but also from the fact that until that day of his interview with his dying wife, he had not known his own heart.†   (source)
  • Although I do not mean to assert that it is usually the practice of renowned and learned sages, to shorten the road to any great conclusion (their course indeed being rather to lengthen the distance, by various circumlocutions and discursive staggerings, like unto those in which drunken men under the pressure of a too mighty flow of ideas, are prone to indulge); still, I do mean to say, and do say distinctly, that it is the invariable practice of many mighty philosophers, in carrying out their theories, to evince great wisdom and foresight in providing against every possible contingency which can be supposed at all likely to affect themselves.†   (source)
  • How glad and how grateful the relief from this unnatural hallucination of the night, and the fatal contingency of being brought by the lee!†   (source)
  • If I might advise in so delicate a contingency, I would recommend your taking refuge in the boat, which, as you may now perceive, is most favorably placed to retreat by that channel opposite, where all in it would be hid by the islands in one or two minutes.†   (source)
  • There passed through Morris Townsend's mind a rapid wonder as to what he might, even under a remote contingency, be indebted to from the action of this principle in Dr. Sloper's breast, and the inquiry exhausted itself in his sense of the ludicrous.†   (source)
  • For Javert, the usual incidents of the public highway were categorically classed, which is the beginning of foresight and surveillance, and each contingency had its own compartment; all possible facts were arranged in drawers, as it were, whence they emerged on occasion, in variable quantities; in the street, uproar, revolt, carnival, and funeral.†   (source)
  • The idea of violating them filled her with shame as well as with dread, for on giving herself away she had lost sight of this contingency in the perfect belief that her husband's intentions were as generous as her own.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, like the greater part of our misfortunes, even so serious a contingency brings its remedy and consolation with it, if the sufferer will but make the best rather than the worst, of the accident which has befallen him.†   (source)
  • Utterly uncertain, therefore, upon what point the storm was to burst, De Bracy and his companion were under the necessity of providing against every possible contingency, and their followers, however brave, experienced the anxious dejection of mind incident to men enclosed by enemies, who possessed the power of choosing their time and mode of attack.†   (source)
  • In which (I would say) every difficulty, every contingency, every masterly fiction, every form of procedure known in that court, is represented over and over again?†   (source)
  • Madeline has therefore obtained her right, and is, or will be, when either of the contingencies which I have mentioned has arisen, mistress of this fortune.†   (source)
  • He had no burden of care upon him; there were none of those questions and contingencies with the future to be settled which wear away all other lives, and render them not worth having by the very process of providing for their support.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She had resented so strongly, after discovering them, her mere errors of feeling (the discovery always made her tremble as if she had escaped from a trap which might have caught her and smothered her) that the chance of inflicting a sensible injury upon another person, presented only as a contingency, caused her at moments to hold her breath.†   (source)
  • I do not suppose these two gentlemen will torture me, but I like to provide for possible contingency with European assistance in emergency.'†   (source)
  • I was too familiar with slavery not to know that promises made to slaves, though with kind intentions, and sincere at the time, depend upon many contingencies for their fulfillment.†   (source)
  • Now, entering into Weyrother's plan, Prince Andrew considered possible contingencies and formed new projects such as might call for his rapidity of perception and decision.†   (source)
  • This is the royal blood, this the fire, which, in all countries and contingencies, will work after its kind and conquer ind expand all that approaches it.†   (source)
  • —Do you imagine it to be the consequence of an immediate commission from him, or that he may have sent only a general direction, an order indefinite as to time, to depend upon contingencies and conveniences?†   (source)
  • * *The sperm whale, as with all other species of the Leviathan, but unlike most other fish, breeds indifferently at all seasons; after a gestation which may probably be set down at nine months, producing but one at a time; though in some few known instances giving birth to an Esau and Jacob:—a contingency provided for in suckling by two teats, curiously situated, one on each side of the anus; but the breasts themselves extend upwards from that.†   (source)
  • This code of principles covered only a very small circle of contingencies, but then the principles were never doubtful, and Vronsky, as he never went outside that circle, had never had a moment's hesitation about doing what he ought to do.†   (source)
  • You are further to reflect, Mr. Woodcourt," becoming dignified almost to severity, "that on the numerous difficulties, contingencies, masterly fictions, and forms of procedure in this great cause, there has been expended study, ability, eloquence, knowledge, intellect, Mr. Woodcourt, high intellect.†   (source)
  • And it was a production admirably suited to a lady labouring under Mrs Wititterly's complaint, seeing that there was not a line in it, from beginning to end, which could, by the most remote contingency, awaken the smallest excitement in any person breathing.†   (source)
  • His position is then one of the most singularly irksome, and, in every contingency, disagreeable, that a wretched mortal can possibly occupy; with seldom an alternative of good on either hand, although what presents itself to him as the worst event may very probably be the best.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • In a rather ill-favoured and ill-savoured neighbourhood, though one of its rising grounds bears the name of Mount Pleasant, the Elfin Smallweed, christened Bartholomew and known on the domestic hearth as Bart, passes that limited portion of his time on which the office and its contingencies have no claim.†   (source)
  • To avoid the contingency of being recognized she veiled herself, and slipped out of the house quickly.†   (source)
  • It frequently happens that when several ships are cruising in company, a whale may be struck by one vessel, then escape, and be finally killed and captured by another vessel; and herein are indirectly comprised many minor contingencies, all partaking of this one grand feature.†   (source)
  • Even greater was the feeling of disagreement at the bottom of his heart as to her not needing to consider the woman who was with his brother, and he thought with horror of all the contingencies they might meet with.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • In most other cases and contingencies, the individual is present among us, mixed up with the daily revolution of affairs, and affording a definite point for observation.†   (source)
  • Newman could not be drawn into any more explicit statement than a repetition of the perplexities he had already thrown out, and a confused oration, showing, How it was necessary to use the utmost caution; how the lynx-eyed Ralph had already seen him in company with his unknown correspondent; and how he had baffled the said Ralph by extreme guardedness of manner and ingenuity of speech; having prepared himself for such a contingency from the first.†   (source)
  • Only quite lately in regard to his relations with Anna, Vronsky had begun to feel that his code of principles did not fully cover all possible contingencies, and to foresee in the future difficulties and perplexities for which he could find no guiding clue.†   (source)
  • It seems to them that when they have thought of two or three contingencies" (he remembered the general plan sent him from Petersburg) "they have foreseen everything.†   (source)
  • Although Mrs Nickleby had been made acquainted by her son and daughter with every circumstance of Madeline Bray's history which was known to them; although the responsible situation in which Nicholas stood had been carefully explained to her, and she had been prepared, even for the possible contingency of having to receive the young lady in her own house, improbable as such a result had appeared only a few minutes before it came about, still, Mrs Nickleby, from the moment when this confidence was first reposed in her, late on the previous evening, had remained in an unsatisfactory and profoundly mystified state, from which no explanations o†   (source)
  • You knew what married life would be like, and shouldn't have entered it if you feared these contingencies.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Nicholas understood the tone of triumph in which this interrogatory was put; but remembering the necessity of supporting his assumed character, produced a scrap of paper purporting to contain a list of some subjects for drawings which his employer desired to have executed; and with which he had prepared himself in case of any such contingency.†   (source)
  • He imagined all sorts of possible contingencies, just like the younger men, but with this difference, that he saw thousands of contingencies instead of two or three and based nothing on them.†   (source)
  • But the contingencies are endless.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Moment by moment the event is imperceptibly shaping itself, and at every moment of this continuous, uninterrupted shaping of events the commander in chief is in the midst of a most complex play of intrigues, worries, contingencies, authorities, projects, counsels, threats, and deceptions and is continually obliged to reply to innumerable questions addressed to him, which constantly conflict with one another.†   (source)
  • Nurses are taught to anticipate contingencies.†   (source)
  • I don't believe canon law was constructed with such contingencies in mind.†   (source)
  • Scotland and England were too dangerous by far; unless Lord Lovat could help—a remote contingency, under the circumstances.†   (source)
  • He tried his hardest to recollect for the moment whether he had lost as well he might have or left because in that contingency it was not a pleasant lookout, very much the reverse in fact.†   (source)
  • In English usage, to proceed, the word /directly/ is always used to signify /immediately/; in American a contingency gets into it, and it may mean no more than /soon/.†   (source)
  • En route to his taciturn and, not to put too fine a point on it, not yet perfectly sober companion Mr Bloom who at all events was in complete possession of his faculties, never more so, in fact disgustingly sober, spoke a word of caution re the dangers of nighttown, women of ill fame and swell mobsmen, which, barely permissible once in a while though not as a habitual practice, was of the nature of a regular deathtrap for young fellows of his age particularly if they had acquired drinking habits under the influence of liquor unless you knew a little jiujitsu for every contingency as even a fellow on the broad of his back could administer a nasty kick if you didn't look out.†   (source)
  • Why might these several provisional contingencies between a guest and a hostess not necessarily preclude or be precluded by a permanent eventuality of reconciliatory union between a schoolfellow and a jew's daughter?†   (source)
  • It was quite on a par with the quixotic idea in certain quarters that in a hundred million years the coal seam of the sister island would be played out and if, as time went on, that turned out to be how the cat jumped all he could personally say on the matter was that as a host of contingencies, equally relevant to the issue, might occur ere then it was highly advisable in the interim to try to make the most of both countries even though poles apart.†   (source)
  • Me Imperturbe
    Me imperturbe, standing at ease in Nature,
    Master of all or mistress of all, aplomb in the midst of irrational things,
    Imbued as they, passive, receptive, silent as they,
    Finding my occupation, poverty, notoriety, foibles, crimes, less
    important than I thought,
    Me toward the Mexican sea, or in the Mannahatta or the Tennessee,
    or far north or inland,
    A river man, or a man of the woods or of any farm-life of these
    States or of the coast, or the lakes or Kanada,
    Me wherever my life is lived, O to be self-balanced for contingencies,
    To confront night, storms, hunger, ridicule, accidents, rebuffs, as
    the trees and animals do.†   (source)
  • 3
    The sun and stars that float in the open air,
    The apple-shaped earth and we upon it, surely the drift of them is
    something grand,
    I do not know what it is except that it is grand, and that it is happiness,
    And that the enclosing purport of us here is not a speculation or
    bon-mot or reconnoissance,
    And that it is not something which by luck may turn out well for us,
    and without luck must be a failure for us,
    And not something which may yet be retracted in a certain contingency.†   (source)
  • In a word, such handsome features, and exact symmetry in every part, made me consider that I had saved the life of an Indian prince, no less graceful and accomplished than the great Oroonoko whose memorable behavior and unhappy contingencies of life have charmed the world, both to admiration of his person, and compassion to his sufferings.†   (source)
  • Whether the usurpation, when once begun, will stop at the salutary point, or go forward to the dangerous extreme, must depend on the contingencies of the moment.†   (source)
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