contingent


contingent
01. A [contingent] of students went to the administration office to complain about rising tuition costs.
02. His acceptance of the transfer to Raleigh is [contingent] upon his wife finding employment in the city.
03. Our purchase of the house is [contingent] upon having the roof re-done.
04. The arrival of the American [contingent] in the war-torn region was greeted with celebrations in the streets.
05. The outdoor music festival is obviously [contingent] upon the weather.
06. There was a large [contingent] of visiting Japanese students at our high school this week.
07. A huge [contingent] of Canadian fans made the trip to Salt Lake City to see their men's and women's hockey teams win the Olympic gold medals.
08. Continued steady growth in the real estate market is largely [contingent] on low interest rates.
09. Germany sent its largest ever [contingent] of athletes to this year's Winter Olympics.
10. There are more and more employees working in part-time, temporary, seasonal and on-call positions in today's [contingent] economy.
11. In 2003, troops from the U.S. and Great Britain, aided by small [contingents] from a number of other countries, defeated Iraqi forces and occupied Iraq.
12. The American [contingent] has long dominated in Olympic basketball.
13. Hiroko has conditional acceptance into regular programs at the university, [contingent] upon her results on the IELTS exam.
14. The governor will be accompanied on his trip to China by a [contingent] of leading business leaders.
15. W. Clement Stone once noted that sales are [contingent] upon the attitude of the salesman - not the attitude of the prospect.
16. The enrollment in our program is decreasing because the expected [contingent] from China has not materialized.

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