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contingent upon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj contingent upon determined by conditions or circumstances that follow "arms sales contingent on the approval of congress"
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Quotations

  • W. Clement Stone
    W.%20Clement%20Stone
    “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman -- not the attitude of the prospect.”

Usage

In literature:

The length of the rotation will, of course, depend upon various contingencies.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
It cannot be made to depend upon any contingency whatever.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
There is ground for believing that the Pope's consent was made contingent upon the King's agreeing to the marriage.
"Lucretia Borgia" by Ferdinand Gregorovius
Still we are not looked upon as actual, but only contingent, inheritors of the title.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
In any case, the contingency was one upon which no prudent man would have allowed himself to count beforehand.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
Is the Infinite compassion contingent upon finite fellow tactics?
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
Knowing how utterly opposed his mother was to lynchings he had calculated upon her refusal and had provided for such a contingency.
"The Hindered Hand" by Sutton E. Griggs
All other reality is contingent upon His.
"The Pursuit of God" by A. W. Tozer
The policy of Ministers had undergone no change, except that which was contingent upon the altered situation of affairs.
"Memoirs of the Court and Cabinets of George the Third, Volume 2 (of 2)" by The Duke of Buckingham
This must in its nature depend upon contingencies at present even beyond conjecture.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. XI" by Various
The contingency was not clear, and we were too much hurried to dwell long upon it.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
Gerhardt, true to his nature, took into consideration all the various arrangements contingent upon his death.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
My estimates that depend upon this contingency may be erroneous, but to no great extent.
"The Battle of Gettysburg" by Frank Aretas Haskell
To these factors there was added a sudden prosperity contingent upon our remaining at peace.
"American World Policies" by Walter E. Weyl
Now that awful contingency forced itself upon his heart and imagination in a way that seemed almost to paralyse him.
"A Gamble with Life" by Silas K. Hocking
On all sides German contingents fell upon his provinces.
"The Story of Switzerland" by Lina Hug
If "love could live upon one smile for years," much more throughout a few weeks of such unavoidable and accidental contingency.
"Mary Seaham, Volume 1 of 3" by Elizabeth Caroline Grey
How often we see the lives and fortunes of individuals contingent upon seeming chance!
"Genius in Sunshine and Shadow" by Maturin Murray Ballou
The doctrine of chances could not touch such a contingency as we had to speculate upon.
"The Atlantic Telegraph" by William Howard Russell
Our black contingent, with their long bows and poisoned arrows, quickly turned their attention upon the archers of Ea.
"The Eye of Istar" by William Le Queux
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In news:

The remainder would be subject to evaluation and contingent upon congressional approval.
Counselor funding contingent upon fields issues.
But Mezcaleria Oaxaca 's success isn't contingent upon goat.
The success of his campaign is contingent upon two things.
The California State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a tuition increase for next year — contingent upon voters rejecting a tax hike measure on the November ballot.
State law doesn't allow for post-adoption visitation that's contingent upon a voluntary termination of parental rights, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled.
It's contingent upon all of us to join together to free our country from this evil.
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In science:

Thus, this argument must be taken as contingent upon the definition of these theories.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
For ksk > 0 the smoothness of r(ksk) is contingent upon that of ρ(ksk).
Probability Distribution of Curvatures of Isosurfaces in Gaussian Random Fields
Although we have demonstrated that hydrostatic Xray mass analysis is potentially a powerful means to determine MBH in gas-rich early-type galaxies, such measurements are contingent upon spatially resolved X-ray spectroscopy at the smallest possible scales.
Hydrostatic Gas Constraints on Supermassive Black Hole Masses: Implications for Hydrostatic Equilibrium and Dynamical Modelling in a Sample of Early-Type Galaxies
GJ 1214b are contingent upon our parameterized PT profile adequately describing the water envelope.
Three Possible Origins for the Gas Layer on GJ 1214b
It is possible to improve this efficiency by actively switching multiple sources into a single output, contingent upon heralding [29–34].
Efficient generation of single and entangled photons on a silicon photonic integrated chip
However, this is contingent upon the accuracy our age and metallicity predictions.
Reevaluating the Mass-Radius Relation for Low-Mass, Main Sequence Stars
This correlation is also largely contingent upon the veracity of the distance estimate to YY Gem.
Reevaluating the Mass-Radius Relation for Low-Mass, Main Sequence Stars
Firm identification of the can didates as periodic sources will be contingent upon the detection of the periods in independent data sets.
Searching for periods in X-ray observations using Kuiper's test. Application to the ROSAT PSPC archive
Their success is contingent, as usual within such an approach, upon the relevance of the matrix elements in use.
Isospin mixing in a particle-number conserving microscopic approach
The photoevaporation scenario is contingent upon some EUV emission reaching the disk surface.
High-resolution Spectroscopy of [Ne II] Emission from TW Hya
The method by which one might achieve this is, of course, greatly contingent upon the nature of the new physics and relatively little work has been appeared in the literature.
Tools for extracting new physics in events with missing transverse momentum
The discovery reach is not contingent upon beam polarization, which as we will see, is very useful for untangling the underlying production processes.
Summary of the Supersymmetry Working Group
Its realisation is uncertain because it is contingent upon an assumption about the quark-quark scattering kernel that is demonstrably false in some applications; e.g., it predicts the existence of coloured diquarks in the strong interaction spectrum, which are not observed.
Deconfinement and Hadron Properties at Extremes of Temperature and Density
Yet success of the FIP-based models is contingent upon a number of disconnected and controversial assumptions, pertaining mostly to H, He, and 22Ne and the contribution of Wolf-Rayet winds.
Cosmic Ray Origin, Acceleration and Propagation
Since deductions pertaining to the cosmic ray origin are contingent upon propagation and modulation assumptions, the flatter source spectra are not presently excluded.
Cosmic Ray Origin, Acceleration and Propagation
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