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noun as in group of followers

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The problem is that ethical truths are necessarily true, and you can’t account for necessary truths without in some way going beyond the contingent states of the physical world.

It’s home to many of the most rabid fan bases in the country, an especially vocal contingent of college football tribalism unafraid to announce, with frequency, that the sport means more here.

The largest contingent hailed from the SEC, with 10 of the 14 member schools choosing not to reveal the number of positive results.

This was to some degree contingent upon retailer safety precautions.

The main Crusader contingent, however, was able to take advantage of transport ships that sailed directly from Europe to Palestine.

Former Texas governor Ann Richards was a big fan of the Texas Rangers, a contingent of which was her protective detail.

Counter-protestors marched to confront the pro-police contingent, separated by barricades and uniformed officers.

“The union did not organize any official contingent to participate in the protests,” Kim said.

In 2010 Cuba provided the largest contingent of medical staff during the aftermath of the huge earthquake that shook Haiti.

A notably large Irish contingent took part in the infamous draft riots because they did not want to compete for jobs with blacks.

A small contingent of the members hurried off to applaud the successful comic opera of the hour.

I met him striding toward the building that seemed to be a clearing house for the official contingent.

A claim barred by the statute of limitations is not provable, nor is a contingent liability.

They encountered a score of ruffians who had cut themselves adrift from the Gwalior contingent.

Blazer contingent has moved up closer; they pretend to recognise me as "Cousin Bill."


On this page you'll find 102 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contingent, such as: unforeseen, accidental, chance, dependent, incidental, and probable.

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