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  • We made an offer to buy the house, but the offer is contingent upon our selling our existing home before closing the sale on the new one.
    contingent = dependent upon
  • He is mad about being small when you were big, but no, that's not it, he is mad about being helpless when you were powerful, but no, not that either, he is mad about being contingent when you were necessary, not quite it, he is insane because when he loved you, you didn't notice.   (source)
    contingent = determined by conditions or circumstances
  • Kids came and went, desks filled and emptied, friendship was always contingent.   (source)
    contingent = determined by conditions or circumstances not yet established
  • Let us say that your future here is contingent upon how you decide to deal with your son's waywardness.   (source)
    contingent = dependent
  • During my admission, you said that my admittance to the Arcanum was granted, contingent upon proof that I had mastered the basic principles of sympathy.   (source)
  • The orders were contingent on me passing the physical screening test for BUD/S in Jacksonville.   (source)
  • My assistance with Vyndra is contingent on your becoming my champion.   (source)
  • She escorts me instead to the automatic doors, and we make tentative plans again, contingent upon this and that, all of it contigent still upon Patrick and Patrick alone, and the sad and peculiar notion of waiting for a heart.   (source)
  • This agreement is contingent upon his mother's promise that she will never, ever, for any reason, reveal her identity to her son unless and until she assumes permanent responsibility for him; nor will I reveal it myself.   (source)
    contingent = dependent upon
  • His employment is contingent on moving the right scenes at the right time.   (source)
    contingent = dependent
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  • In other words, it wasn't like my love for the Almighty was contingent upon whether the blessings came or not.   (source)
  • I tell them it's not contingent on how they feel about me.   (source)
  • His admission into the Arcanum contingent upon proof that he has mastered the basic principles of sympathy.   (source)
  • They had to plan for contingent expenses.
    contingent = to be determined by conditions or circumstances not yet established
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  • The peacekeeping force includes a British contingent.
  • The hit of the village was the Japanese contingent, whose tradition of prodigious gift giving made them the collective Santa Claus of the Games.   (source)
  • At the forefront of this contingent was the American general—a no-nonsense figure who hailed from what is reportedly known as "The Great State of Texas."   (source)
  • But the rest of the team, he said — the MaddAddamite contingent — was confined to base for the duration.   (source)
  • the Annex contingent and the Supply Corps all mixed up together, and that in the middle of the day!   (source)
  • Twenty minutes later, Beidleman's contingent limped into camp, where they had an emotional reunion with a very worried Anatoli Boukreev.   (source)
  • They left a small headquarters contingent behind as they moved out.   (source)
    contingent = group of soldiers
  • They have all subscribed to CIC's twenty-four-hour Raft Report, getting the latest news flash, straight from the satellite, on when the Latest contingent of twenty-five thousand starving Eurasians has cut itself loose from the Enterprise and started dipping its myriad oars into the Pacific, like ant legs.   (source)
    contingent = group
  • It's just the normal contingent of the guard that usually cleans up this kind of mess.   (source)
  • As we waited, I became aware of a contingent of pasdar lurking down the street.   (source)
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  • Max, there will be a contingent of demons arriving here tomorrow—   (source)
  • The Bouton Road contingent was eating supper at her house, now that their pots and dishes were packed, and she had just set a pork roast in front of Amanda's Hugh for carving.   (source)
  • He saw the confusion on Dr. Leale's face as the contingent inched across Tenth Street, and witnessed the way Dr. Leale stopped every few feet and poked his finger into Lincoln's skull to keep the blood flowing.   (source)
    contingent = group of soldiers
  • At the corner of Arlington Street our contingent got out and strolled into the Green Park.   (source)
    contingent = group
  • "Good on ya, mates," I exclaimed, borrowing a phrase from the antipodal contingent, impressed that my cohorts had sucked it up and resolved to push on.   (source)
  • The male members of the van Daan contingent have built a very handy wood-stained food safe, with real screens.   (source)
  • 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."   (source)
  • A contingent of demons was coming to Rowan, and yet arms were looped and poses were struck while shutters clicked.   (source)
  • I followed behind the Strauss contingent up to the second floor as they tried to discover where the ventilator led to.   (source)
    contingent = a sub-group united by something in common
  • A contingent of Howards then went to see Mrs. Turner, the mother of Will Turner and Little Bob, to ask for a truce.   (source)
    contingent = group
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  • My friends seemed far away, and in that distance I became aware of the contingent nature of my relationship with my crew.†   (source)
  • Language itself had lost its solidity; it had become thin, contingent, slippery, a viscid film on which he was sliding around like an eyeball on a plate.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The direction I fire my gun is the direction of their main contingent.†   (source)
  • In Washington the New York contingent, including Chauncey Depew, president of the New York Central and one of the most celebrated orators of the day, sensed a tide change and asked for a recess until the next day.†   (source)
  • Knowing laughter came from the older contingent in the room.†   (source)
  • A contingent of German soldiers seemed to be supplementing the regular police force.†   (source)
  • Even so, if you consider the pressures contingent on me that night, you may not think I delude myself unduly if I go so far as to suggest that I did perhaps display, in the face of everything, at least in some degree a 'dignity' worthy of someone like Mr Marshall - or come to that, my father.†   (source)
  • What he knew of the cell, he knew from the torchlit first glimpse he'd had, guided down here by a contingent of Silent Brothers, who had opened the barred gate of the cell for him and ushered him inside as if he were a common criminal.†   (source)
  • Were there people on Salusa Secundus before the Emperor sent his first contingents of prisoners there?†   (source)
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  • Sunday after the pastoral, we were visited by a contingent of prostitutes.†   (source)
  • But he had to speak his mind before the NO NO contingent carried the block.†   (source)
  • "There was a mighty duel," Prince Humperdinck said, directing his comment toward Count Rugen, who had finally caught up, together with a contingent of a hundred mounted men-at-arms.†   (source)
  • Sixty feet from Nasuada's pavilion, a contingent of pikemen marching through camp blocked their way.†   (source)
  • Also, a large contingent of out-of-town lawyers, many of whom had journeyed great distances, filled several benches; specifically, they were on hand to hear Green's final address to the jury.†   (source)
  • A contingent of kids from Sterling High had come dressed in green T-shirts with the number 19 on the front-the same one that had graced Matt's hockey jersey.†   (source)
  • All contingent on us being able to save something,' Vic said, 'which is about as likely as the Cleveland Indians winning the World Series this fall.†   (source)
  • As they went down the stairs another contingent began to straggle up, having eaten a hasty meal after their night's work, and making now for certain of the just-vacated beds.†   (source)
  • The nonwacko contingent must have been thin on the ground at that time in the Camp, because a week or so later Nina asked me if I wanted to take her place as Pop's bunkie in A Dorm, "the Suburbs."†   (source)
  • A contingent of Cubans fell by, headed for the hotel lounge, shod, clad, tropically smart—the women in wraparound white and born to dance and the men sunglassed and wary They looked like bodyguards for some jefe about to topple.†   (source)
  • Up in the press box, the California contingent roared.†   (source)
  • The knights had a contingent of support—weapons bearers, two or three attendants to carry their armor, tend to their horse, whatever.†   (source)
  • I nodded and followed her, and we wove our way down the middle aisle, which was now suddenly crowded with models' mothers (most of whom were biting their lips and looking irritated, a few men in suits with strained looks (I was sure they had to be the contingent of mall management), and a bunch of women talking in hushed voices about how shocking it all was.†   (source)
  • Then I turned to face the Marine contingent, the uniformed strangers who had now become our friends—become part of our family.†   (source)
  • Milo was dumbfounded when he stepped down to the ground and found a contingent of armed M.P.s waiting to imprison the German pilots and confiscate their planes.†   (source)
  • The emperor sent a third contingent.†   (source)
  • We were allowed to stay with the FBI and the local police contingent at the crime scene.†   (source)
  • He wheels around to see a contingent behind him, two hard-looking boys he barely knows and an accompaniment of girls.†   (source)
  • Caul was no longer with us—he had stayed behind with the larger contingent of soldiers to "mop up," which I think meant scouring the loop for hiders and stragglers.†   (source)
  • The French contingent poured out of them only to find that again the Americans had beaten them and formed the vanguard of the parade.†   (source)
  • As the army tanks and armored cars closed in, General Mebratu and a small contingent of his men fled from the back of the Old Palace, heading north into the mountains under cover of darkness.†   (source)
  • THOMAS LED his contingent from the smoke, praying that every Scab eye was on him.†   (source)
  • By the end of the game, a contingent of local fans were chanting, "Los Ninos Maravilla" (the Amazing Kids).†   (source)
  • It is a point of fact that the whole male contingent of the family got into a brawl in town—"they wasn't fightin' nobody else, just each other," my momma said—and, as a family, went to jail.†   (source)
  • You commandeered a police contingent and found nothing, but shortly thereafter your highly professional instincts sent you back beyond the time span, unfortunately too late to stop the carnage.†   (source)
  • If the time of it had been known, a huge contingent would have descended on police headquarters.†   (source)
  • Of this French contingent, Adams took an immediate liking to an army surgeon named Nicholas Noel, who spoke English and thought well enough of John Quincy to begin schooling him in French.†   (source)
  • Given their formidable resources, they would have a substantial contingent of operatives at the airport.†   (source)
  • Far from home, alone, and penniless, the boy had attached himself to a fat hedge knight named Ser Lorimer the Belly, who was part of Lord Lefford's contingent, charged with protecting the baggage train.†   (source)
  • By "they" he meant the contingent of rebel Hutu militia which, on the morning of April 30, 1997, came out of the mountains and descended on the school, like the wolf on the fold.†   (source)
  • One quick turn of her head and she nearly takes out a contingent of servants.†   (source)
  • To not do so might prove equally disastrous with the Northern contingent.†   (source)
  • All whom he had met were there: Bulgy Bears and Red Dwarfs and Black Dwarfs, Moles and Badgers, Hares and Hedgehogs, and others whom he had not yet seen — five Satyrs as red as foxes, the whole contingent of Talking Mice, armed to the teeth and following a shrill trumpet, some Owls, the Old Raven of Ravenscaur.†   (source)
  • She escorts me instead to the automatic doors, and we make tentative plans again, contingent upon this and that, all of it contingent still upon Patrick and Patrick alone, and the sad and peculiar notion of waiting for a heart.†   (source)
  • He and Alessandro were the only ones left from the naval contingent in the Bell Tower.†   (source)
  • American and Canadian contingents alike were mobilized, and squads of grim-faced men armed with rifles, carbines and spotlights were soon scouring the surrounding country intent on dealing with a menace which, in a matter of hours, had grown into several packs of starving wolves.†   (source)
  • Besides the Jews and the Home Army fighters on the train, there was a contingent of Poles—Warsaw citizens of both sexes, numbering around two hundred—who had been picked up by the Gestapo in one of their spasmodic but ruthless tapankas, the victims in this case being guilty of nothing more than the calamitous luck to be caught on the wrong street at the wrong hour.†   (source)
  • Early Tuesday morning a contingent of island men went to the "colored cemetery" to dig a grave.†   (source)
  • Marine contingents everywhere are trained for things like that.†   (source)
  • William had led a contingent of soldiers to the caves for sulfur.†   (source)
  • They are pursued by a contingent of Urgals, who trap them in the towering Beor Mountains.†   (source)
  • Marines from the gate contingent rushed forward.†   (source)
  • Thomas left his lieutenant's side and walked toward the waiting contingent.†   (source)
  • These are a squad from the consulate contingent.†   (source)
  • Ahead of them, the contingent from the Horde waited on their horses to make the exchange as agreed.†   (source)
  • I dropped in to say good-bye — for all of us, the whole contingent.†   (source)
  • The contingent was small and there was too much confusion — if I remember what you told me.†   (source)
  • If he showed himself on the east border of the garden he was caught between both contingents.†   (source)
  • There's a heavy contingent of guards, special-detail Angels, with riot gear — the helmets with the bulging dark Plexiglas visors that make them look like beetles, the long clubs, the gas-canister guns — in cordon around the outside of the Wall.†   (source)
  • Behind Davos and his sons came another line of hundreds commanded by knights and lordly captains, and then the smaller, slower Myrish contingent, none dipping more than eighty oars.†   (source)
  • As I hitched my backpack over my shoulder and started toward the road, I made it a point not to look at the Perkins Day contingent, even as I passed right in front of them.†   (source)
  • To his right, between him and the doors that led to the entrance of the keep, was a contingent of fifty or more soldiers.†   (source)
  • He waited outside the building, trying not to attract notice, for almost two hours, until the King emerged with his men and a contingent of Chinese men in business attire.†   (source)
  • There were so many roaring for Laredo that it was nice to see a small contingent of fans near the visiting team dugout, cheering for the phenoms from Mexico.†   (source)
  • "Oh, but Mrs. Hexter," murmured the mortified Miss Sessions, glancing uneasily toward the mill-girl contingent which was listening eagerly, and then at the speaker of the day, "I am sure Mrs. Archbold will agree with me that it would be a gross, material idea to aspire after blouses and such-like, when the poor child needs—er—other things so much more."†   (source)
  • When an unarmed man wearing a shalwar kameez appeared in a doorway, a contingent of SEALs stopped to speak to him and search the premises.†   (source)
  • The burnout contingent at Perkins Day was less scruffy than their Jackson counterparts but still easily recognizable, hanging out by the far end of the quad near the art building in a spot everyone called the Smokestack.†   (source)
  • I am sending out a contingent under the command of Martland Redbeard, the Earl of Thun, to destroy them and to do some scouting besides.†   (source)
  • Three hours after the crash, the headquarters contingent of the investigating team departed Washington from National Airport.†   (source)
  • Cynical, violent, and mutinous, they completely destroyed the civilized equilibrium of the naval contingent, made a great deal of noise, fouled the latrine, and fought among themselves.†   (source)
  • It is nice to meet you," she says warmly before she and Neddy move purposefully by the contingent and continue up the steps.†   (source)
  • He instructed Lieutenant Paine, who received his revised warrant the day before, to have an armed contingent of Marine guards from the Grampus waiting outside the courthouse.†   (source)
  • "I have supposed that the items in the table of the Quarter Master's supplies and contingent expenses for the eight additional companies and privates to the old establishment and for the six additional companies of dragoons may be covered by the appropriations for the original army and that the 600 thousand dollars stated by the Quarter Master's Department for the 12 regiments will procure all the camp equipage not provided for by the table.†   (source)
  • Also, Galbatorix garrisoned Aroughs with a fair number of soldiers—more than twice what we have—in addition to their usual contingent.†   (source)
  • The Jennings contingent leaves its name with the hostess and walks back into a long alcove hallway lined with chairs, almost all filled with laughing parent-child clusters, mostly white.†   (source)
  • As he trotted over to them, Roran saw a large contingent of soldiers emerge from among the buildings at the far side of the square.†   (source)
  • The sniper team led the way through the rocky, wooded chaos, followed by the assault force that included a small contingent of Afghan Special Forces soldiers with an interpreter, and two groups of American light infantrymen who would take up blocking positions as the SEALS carried out their raid.†   (source)
  • In October, he signed a contract with a shipping agency to transport to Freetown, Sierra Leone, passengers consisting of thirty-two free African men, three free African girls, and a missionary contingent of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond and child, the Reverend James Steele, and the West Indian-born mulatto minister Henry Wilson and his wife, a former slave named Tamar.†   (source)
  • Especially disturbing to the naval contingent were reports from down below that Italian troops now were shot quite casually for disciplinary reasons, and that the Italian generals, like their French counterparts, were executing men in decimations for crimes they had not: committed.†   (source)
  • A contingent of twenty-four men and women, garbed in thick leather robes, occupied the head of the column.†   (source)
  • She and the children were part of a family contingent numbering seventeen that included the Cranches and their three children, Abigail's sister Elizabeth, a three-year-old daughter of brother William Smith, named Louisa, whom Abigail had taken under her wing, three servants, and two cousins—Cotton Tufts, Jr., and John Thaxter, Jr., a former law clerk of Adams's who had lately become the tutor for the Adams children.†   (source)
  • Its church bells rang at noon, and train whistles sounded all day and night as contingents of infantry left for the front or returned.†   (source)
  • I must apologize for the absence of our ally, King Orrin of Surda; he could not be here to greet you, as he wished, for he and his horsemen are even now busy defending our westward flank from a contingent of Galbatorix's troops.†   (source)
  • In that time, a massive crowd of warriors gathered around the clearing: humans, dwarves, and even a contingent of gray-skinned Urgals, led by Nar Garzhvog, who spit at the men closest to them.†   (source)
  • A dozen smaller contingents were heading up the Gap, armies of a few hundred each, not so much larger than the one they'd torn apart thirty minutes ago.†   (source)
  • As Eragon washed down the last crust of bread with a sip of thin, watered-down breakfast beer, Orik and his contingent of ten warriors entered the hall.†   (source)
  • Several feet to his left, he saw an officer of a police contingent, a tall man whose eyes were moving as rapidly as his own.†   (source)
  • Drawing himself upright then, to the full extent of his limited height, Orik ordered the prisoners removed from the ornate entryway and dismissed all of his vassals, save for Eragon and a contingent of twenty-six of his finest warriors.†   (source)
  • A FEAST WITHFRIENDS Eragon and Saphira left Nasuada's crimson pavilion with the contingent of elves ranged about them and walked to the small tent that had been assigned to him when they had joined the Varden at the Burning Plains.†   (source)
  • The entire contingent is being flown back to Hawaii in an hour, including two dead and seven wounded.†   (source)
  • Looking back, he was heartened to see that his contingent of men had separated from the rest of the Varden without too much trouble; aside from a few stragglers, the majority were in a single bunch not thirty feet behind him.†   (source)
  • The consulate quietly leased a house in Victoria Peak, and a second marine contingent was flown over from Hawaii for guard duty.†   (source)
  • Thinking that perhaps another contingent of soldiers had chanced upon them, Roran shouted to Carn and several other men to join him and then touched his spurs to Snowfire's flanks and galloped toward the rear of the wagons.†   (source)
  • He had to reach McAllister before Sheng's contingent closed in on him and saw through the sporadic moonlight that he was alone.†   (source)
  • The rifle chamber ran out of shells; he threw it down, swinging the murderous machine pistol into place, and started his last race towards the broken wall, spraying the prone contingent of marines.†   (source)
  • The military boys had gone for the day, and our hotshot security personnel in their limitless paranoia about secrecy hadn't rostered the Victoria Peak contingent.†   (source)
  • If Catherine, finding the flat empty, quickly returned to the staircase to rush down into the street to McAllister and the marine contingent, Marie could slip back into the apartment and pick up the skirt and second blouse Staples had bought for her.†   (source)
  • An order was given, and again there was an eruption of rifle fire, bullets spraying the flowerbeds away from the rear garden wall and the contingent of marines who had raced in the direction of the previous explosion.†   (source)
  • Then a truckload of the yellow coats arrived for the police contingents; men caught them as they were thrown out of the rear of the van.†   (source)
  • Hold your fire!' roared Conklin, as bewildered segments of the three marine contingents began to close in and the deafening sirens of the Hong Kong police roared to a stop at the demolished gate.†   (source)
  • A contingent of black students went to the principal in a futile attempt to get him to lower the flag to half-mast.†   (source)
  • Beside the junk salesmen stood the peddlers of hot dogs and Popsicles hawking their wares and spotting easy prey in the wide-eyed Yamacraw contingent, who did not wish to insult anyone and therefore bought almost everything.†   (source)
  • It had also been planted that her job was contingent on her being able to grind coffee.†   (source)
  • But they were gathering for a march on Albany or Washington to ask for a relief increase and starting out to meet the Buffalo contingent.†   (source)
  • A few seedy giants of the Strong Arm, who had been captured by the Orkney faction, turned up and said their homage, but the Lancelot contingent was a spate.†   (source)
  • On the morning of May Day I received printed instructions as to the time and place where our union contingent would assemble to join the parade.†   (source)
  • Always sends us a nice contingent, what with its intoxicatingly damp meteorology.†   (source)
  • Applause, and a round of "wunderschoning" and pracht volleying from the German contingent.†   (source)
  • The other men of this contingent one by one complied with Kells's requirements.†   (source)
  • Then the Rum Alley contingent turned slowly in the direction of their home street.†   (source)
  • "The marshal, a Count Rostov, hasn't sent half his contingent.†   (source)
  • Let us, then, look at this matter, along with some interesting items contingent.†   (source)
  • The results of confession were not contingent, they were certain; whereas betrayal was not certain.†   (source)
  • All the places round about furnished their contingent of insects.†   (source)
  • One by one the couples mounted to the cedar forest, and the feminine contingent declaimed eloquently for rest.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • So that a lie was, to her, something to be used only as a special expedient; and the one thing that could make her decide whether she should avail herself of a lie or not was a reason which, too, was of a special and contingent order, namely the risk of Swann's discovering that she had not told him the truth.†   (source)
  • Then Pilchuck, with his contingent from the Pease River, left for their own camps, four days' travel, determined to take the field at once against the Comanches.†   (source)
  • Those who were too obviously, too nervously at home were freshmen, for as each train brought a new contingent it was immediately absorbed into the hatless, white-shod, book-laden throng, whose function seemed to be to drift endlessly up and down the street, emitting great clouds of smoke from brand-new pipes.†   (source)
  • Her contract was contingent upon an obligation to continue rigidly and unexceptionally as "Daddy's Girl.†   (source)
  • But when a belief vanishes, there survives it—more and more ardently, so as to cloak the absence of the power, now lost to us, of imparting reality to new phenomena—an idolatrous attachment to the old things which our belief in them did once animate, as if it was in that belief and not in ourselves that the divine spark resided, and as if our present incredulity had a contingent cause—the death of the gods.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The fourth and last of the feminine contingent was Miss Dorothy Coombs—Dot, as they called her—a young woman of attractive blond prettiness.†   (source)
  • This contingent was decked out so elegantly, so gallantly, that one could only raise one's eyebrows and prepare oneself for most any eventuality.†   (source)
  • It was a Polish affair, a fracas of honor, which arose in the bosom of the Polish contingent that had recently found its way to the Berghof, a little colony that now occupied the Good Russian table.†   (source)
  • He often wondered if someone from home might not suddenly show up at the Berghof, especially since Behrens had remarked that the city always provided the sanatorium with a handsome contingent.†   (source)
  • When they entered the large common room of the inn they found assembled there about ten men from among the neighbouring population, and the group was increased by the new contingent to double that number.†   (source)
  • …Crummles and his Theatrical Companions Mr Vincent Crummles was no sooner acquainted with the public announcement which Nicholas had made relative to the probability of his shortly ceasing to be a member of the company, than he evinced many tokens of grief and consternation; and, in the extremity of his despair, even held out certain vague promises of a speedy improvement not only in the amount of his regular salary, but also in the contingent emoluments appertaining to his authorship.†   (source)
  • "The money which I brought into the family, sir," Lady George cried out— "You purchased a contingent reversion with it," the Marquis said darkly.†   (source)
  • On the afternoon of every Sunday a large contingent of the Casterbridge journeymen—steady churchgoers and sedate characters—having attended service, filed from the church doors across the way to the Three Mariners Inn.†   (source)
  • Between him and me, secret articles were signed of which Herbert was the subject, and I paid him half of my five hundred pounds down, and engaged for sundry other payments: some, to fall due at certain dates out of my income: some, contingent on my coming into my property.†   (source)
  • To make here in human education that ever necessary combination of the permanent and the contingent—of the ideal and the practical in workable equilibrium—has been there, as it ever must be in every age and place, a matter of infinite experiment and frequent mistakes.†   (source)
  • Between himself and the Roman Catholic Chaplain of the Irish contingent lay, as Bennett believed, an unbridgeable gulf, but it was noticeable that whenever the Church of England dealt with a human problem she was very likely to call in the Church of Rome.†   (source)
  • The whole appearance of the dungeon might have appalled a stouter heart than that of Isaac, who, nevertheless, was more composed under the imminent pressure of danger, than he had seemed to be while affected by terrors, of which the cause was as yet remote and contingent.†   (source)
  • This arrangement involved the contingent advantage, which perhaps Henry Gowan had not foreseen, that both Mr and Mrs Meagles were more liberal than before to their daughter, when their communication was only with her and her young child: and that his high spirit found itself better provided with money, without being under the degrading necessity of knowing whence it came.†   (source)
  • Independently of the original and individual contribution of each writer, there are collective contingents.†   (source)
  • My friend Heep has not fixed the positive remuneration at too high a figure, but he has made a great deal, in the way of extrication from the pressure of pecuniary difficulties, contingent on the value of my services; and on the value of those services I pin my faith.†   (source)
  • Yet the crowd was denser now than during the morning hours, the frivolous contingent of visitors, including journeymen out for a holiday, a stray soldier or two come on furlough, village shopkeepers, and the like, having latterly flocked in; persons whose activities found a congenial field among the peep-shows, toy-stands, waxworks, inspired monsters, disinterested medical men who travelled for the public good, thimble-riggers, nick-nack vendors, and readers of Fate.†   (source)
  • But the first plunderers were followed by a second and a third contingent, and with increasing numbers plundering became more and more difficult and assumed more definite forms.†   (source)
  • But as her father when they had been to a brilliant reception at Mrs Merdle's, harped at their own family breakfast-table on his wish to know Mr Merdle, with the contingent view of benefiting by the advice of that wonderful man in the disposal of his fortune, she began to think it had a real meaning, and to entertain a curiosity on her own part to see the shining light of the time.†   (source)
  • …to accept any invitation to stay in Mr. Sedley's lodgings; he put one or two dexterous questions to him about India and the dancing-girls there; asked Amelia about that beautiful boy who had been with her; and complimented the astonished little woman upon the prodigious sensation which she had made in the house; and tried to fascinate Dobbin by talking of the late war and the exploits of the Pumpernickel contingent under the command of the Hereditary Prince, now Duke of Pumpernickel.†   (source)
  • The rest was left contingent on the value of my professional exertions; in other and more expressive words, on the baseness of my nature, the cupidity of my motives, the poverty of my family, the general moral (or rather immoral) resemblance between myself and — HEEP.†   (source)
  • To his English, to the regiments of Halkett, to the brigades of Mitchell, to the guards of Maitland, he gave as reinforcements and aids, the infantry of Brunswick, Nassau's contingent, Kielmansegg's Hanoverians, and Ompteda's Germans.†   (source)
  • Let me name only captains of contingents and number all the ships.†   (source)
  • Nireus had led three well-found ships from Syme— Nireus, Aglaia's child by Lord Kharopos— Nireus, of all Danaans before Troy most beautifully made, after Akhilleus, a feeble man, though, with a small contingent.†   (source)
  • Nestor then proposes that the Greeks assemble by clan and nation and the poet spends almost three hundred verses cataloging the leaders of the Greek contingents and the number of ships each brought to Troy.†   (source)
  • …us, poised to seal our doom ….
    At dawn, half of us hauled our vessels down to sea,
    we stowed our plunder, our sashed and lovely women.
    But half the men held back, camped on the beach,
    waiting it out for Agamemnon's next commands
    while our contingent embarked—
    we pushed off and sailed at a fast clip
    as a god smoothed out the huge troughing swells.
    We reached Tenedos quickly, sacrificed to the gods,
    the crews keen for home, but a quick return was not
    in Zeus's plans, not yet:…†   (source)
  • …it's only right,
    I'll hide nothing now.
    They say the Myrmidons,
    those savage spearmen led by the shining son
    of lionhearted Achilles, traveled home unharmed.
    Philoctetes the gallant son of Poias, safe as well.
    Idomeneus brought his whole contingent back to Crete,
    all who'd escaped the war—the sea snatched none from him.
    But Atreus' son Agamemnon …. you yourselves, even
    in far-off Ithaca, must have heard how he returned,
    how Aegisthus hatched the king's horrendous death.
    But…†   (source)
  • Special quick excursion trains and upholstered charabancs had been provided for the comfort of our country cousins of whom there were large contingents.†   (source)
  • While Candide, the Baron, Pangloss, Martin, and Cacambo were relating their several adventures, were reasoning on the contingent or non-contingent events of the universe, disputing on effects and causes, on moral and physical evil, on liberty and necessity, and on the consolations a slave may feel even on a Turkish galley, they arrived at the house of the Transylvanian prince on the banks of the Propontis.†   (source)
  • Ignorance An Occult Cause And in many occasions they put for cause of Naturall events, their own Ignorance, but disguised in other words: As when they say, Fortune is the cause of things contingent; that is, of things whereof they know no cause: And as when they attribute many Effects to Occult Qualities; that is, qualities not known to them; and therefore also (as they thinke) to no Man else.†   (source)
  • Elections in Ireland, till of late, were regulated entirely by the discretion of the crown, and were seldom repeated, except on the accession of a new prince, or some other contingent event.†   (source)
  • The more it is contemplated, the more important will appear this ultimate though contingent power, of deciding the competitions of the most illustrious citizens of the Union, for the first office in it.†   (source)
  • …that a Prophet of their owne said, they were Liars; not that St. Paul held their Poets for Prophets, but acknowledgeth that the word Prophet was commonly used to signifie them that celebrated the honour of God in Verse Praediction Of Future Contingents, Not Alwaies Prophecy When by Prophecy is meant Praediction, or foretelling of future Contingents; not only they were Prophets, who were Gods Spokesmen, and foretold those things to others, which God had foretold to them; but also all…†   (source)
  • And to take the senator of any State from his seat as senator, to place him in that of President of the Senate, would be to exchange, in regard to the State from which he came, a constant for a contingent vote.†   (source)
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