How to use contingency in a sentence
Here, as elsewhere, Berg focuses tightly on contingencies but underrates the contexts which give them meaning.A Noble Failure: Woodrow Wilson’s Presidency Considered|Michael Kazin|September 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Well, I suppose they have to make plans for all contingencies.
Yet it is one of the contingencies that needs to be strongly considered, if it is plausible at all.
These books follow the war in all its uncertainties and accidents and contingencies.The Hinge of War: Michael Gorra on the Civil War’s Turning Point|Michael Gorra|May 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is natural to assume that only military people fully understand the contingencies.How and Why the "Nuclear Umbrella" Argument Falls Apart|Bernard Avishai|August 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Max Bray arranged all future matters to his entire satisfaction, but again there were contingencies that he could not foresee.By Birth a Lady|George Manville Fenn
Hence to give a margin of safety to cover contingencies not calculable, an excess of material must be provided.
Money was necessary to pay expenses of transportation and for other contingencies as they might arise.
The Titanic was efficiently designed and constructed to meet the contingencies which she was intended to meet.Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic'|British Government
Too many chances are against the climbers; too many contingencies may turn against them.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921|Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
British Dictionary definitions for contingency
- a possible but not very likely future event or condition; eventuality
- (as modifier)a contingency plan
- modification of the meaning of a main clause by use of a bound clause introduced by a binder such as if, when, though, or sinceCompare adding (def. 3)
- (as modifier)a contingency clause
- the state of being contingent
- a contingent statement
- the degree of association between theoretical and observed common frequencies of two graded or classified variables. It is measured by the chi-square test
- (as modifier)a contingency table; the contingency coefficient