contingent[ kuh n-tin-juh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF contingent
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTINGENT
The 58th Ohio, (German,) also contained a Cleveland contingent.
The contingent numbered sixteen Europeans, and about 350 natives.
Was crowned in Westminster Abbey, but without the American contingent.
He paid a contingent fee and was listed as one of the competitors.
In recent years preceding, the annual contingent had been about 430,000.
Applause, and a round of "wunderschoning" and pracht volleying from the German contingent.
I couldn't get near the Italian contingent, but they chattered loudly.
It was he, who, during the illness of the then Premier, despatched the contingent to the Soudan.
I do not suppose that there is anywhere at this time such a contingent to be found in London.
But these sacrifices are distant, contingent, and inconsiderable.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONTINGENT
- hanging by a thread
- on thin ice
- out on a limb
- touch and go