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used in The Poisonwood Bible

2 uses
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something that might happen — especially something that it is hoped will not happen

or more rarely:

something available in case of an event — especially an event that it is hoped will not occur
  • Mother tried to think of every contingency, including hunger and illness.
    Book 1 — Genesis (10% in)
  • And Father does, in general, approve of contingencies.
    Book 1 — Genesis (10% in)

There are no more uses of "contingency" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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