Deprived of her revolver, yet she had foreseen such a contingency, and had provided a last means of defense.
Every preparation was therefore made for such a contingency.
This overflow is provided against the contingency of a full reservoir and idle pumps.
For a long time, I could not think of what was best to be done in such a contingency.
He should have foreseen the contingency of a removal of these woods.
Such a contingency was not improbable, neither would it be new.
But on the contingency that she stops him, I promise you that amount.
To prevent this contingency, Alexis resolved to give the jaguar his bullet.
This world is contingency and absurdity incarnate, the oddest of possibilities masquerading momentarily as a fact.
It was all nebulous and cloudy; a contingency to be shaped by circumstances as they might develop.
contingency 1560s, "quality of being contingent," from contingent (q.v.). Meaning "a chance occurrence" is from 1610s.