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synonyms for contingencies

  • emergency
  • eventuality
  • exigency
  • probability
  • accident
  • break
  • chance
  • crisis
  • crossroads
  • event
  • fortuity
  • happening
  • incident
  • juncture
  • likelihood
  • occasion
  • odds
  • opportunity
  • pass
  • pinch
  • predicament
  • strait
  • uncertainty
  • if it's cool
  • turning point
  • zero hour

antonyms for contingencies

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  • improbability
  • unlikelihood
  • advantage
  • bad luck
  • certainty
  • good fortune
  • misfortune
  • plan
  • solution
  • definiteness
  • reality
  • surety
  • truth
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How to use contingencies in a sentence

Max Bray arranged all future matters to his entire satisfaction, but again there were contingencies that he could not foresee.
BY BIRTH A LADYGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
Hence to give a margin of safety to cover contingencies not calculable, an excess of material must be provided.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
Money was necessary to pay expenses of transportation and for other contingencies as they might arise.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
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, 1921CHARLES KENNETH HOWARD-BURY
The riot ended only when the captain had been despoiled of the peppermints he had provided for such contingencies.
CURSEDGEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
He was simply regarding the harrowing contingencies of human experience, the unexpectedness of things.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLESTHOMAS HARDY
Apart from such contingencies, the offspring only of folly or of crime, this Constitution is peculiarly liable to subtle change.
THE ONTARIO READERS: THE HIGH SCHOOL READER, 1886MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
There appeared, in short, to be a very handsome remainder left over for what Sam called "contingencies."
AND SO THEY WERE MARRIEDFLORENCE MORSE KINGSLEY
The poco di piu and poco di meno has, in such contingencies, an unbounded influence.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXVIII. FEBRUARY, 1843. VOL. LIII.VARIOUS
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