I'm not such a fool as to ask of any woman—least of all of you—to love me contingently.
The objects of sense-perception are external, individual, "nearest to sense," and occasionally or contingently present to sense.
It is presupposed in the possibility of our contingently given experience.
late 14c., from Old French contingent or directly from Latin contingentem (nominative contingens) "happening, touching," present participle of contingere "to touch" (see contact). The noun is from 1540s, "thing happening by chance;" as "a group forming part of a larger group" from 1727.