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Sample sentences for the GRE study word contingent

contingent can be used as a adj
contingent can be used as a noun

1.At the corner of Arlington Street our contingent got out and strolled into the Green Park. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
2.After mature consideration we had decided to unleash the Birdsburg contingent on the old boy ten at a time. - from My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
3.All the places round about furnished their contingent of insects. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
4.This intermediate or contingent matter is and is not at the same time, and partakes both of existence and of non-existence. - from The Republic by Plato
5.Thus through the ambiguity of Greek Plato, attempting to introduce order into the first chaos of human thought, seems to have confused perception and opinion, and to have failed to distinguish the contingent from the relative. - from The Republic by Plato
6.At the end of the fifth book Plato introduces the figment of contingent matter, which has exercised so great an influence both on the Ethics and Theology of the modern world, and which occurs here for the first time in the history of philosophy. - from The Republic by Plato
7.Y as, le dijeron que rogase a Dios por la salud de su seor, que cosa contingente y muy agible era venir, con el discurso del tiempo, a ser emperador, como l deca, o, por lo menos, arzobispo, o otra dignidad equivalente. - from Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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