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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EMERGENCY

As far as we can learn there never was an emergency yet which the life-principle was not equipped to meet.

Did she have a heart, then, or was it a feminine trait to turn pale in every emergency?

O'Mooney's presence of mind did not forsake him upon this emergency.

He had not now the advantage of Russell's firmness to support him in this emergency.

She sighed, put it back on the counter, and rose to the emergency.

Only the emergency could have spurred him to the point of so outrageous an impertinence.

Something subtler, more crafty, had to be contrived to meet the emergency.

"It is enough if I've been useful," he rose in gallantry to the emergency.

I have come, sir, to do what I can for you in this emergency.

Arthur buried his grievances and offered himself to Mr. Galloway in the emergency.

WORD ORIGIN

"unforeseen occurrence requiring immediate attention," 1630s, from Latin emergens, present participle of emergere (see emerge). Or from emerge + -ency.

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