Definition of contingently in English:


Pronunciation /kənˈtinj(ə)ntlē/ /kənˈtɪndʒ(ə)ntli/


See contingent

‘This creates a massive collage, a contingently constructed ‘dynamic referencing system in which all texts are interrelated.’’
  • ‘There is no combination of words that is equivalent to my meaning, since meaning is somehow ‘attached’ to words, and quite loosely and contingently.’
  • ‘Contingency search firms employ mid-level recruiters who fill positions in the $50,000 - $100,000 range and are usually paid contingently on what they can produce.’
  • ‘In general, parents who are contingently responsive to their children have been found to have children with a more internalized locus of control.’
  • ‘It was wrong to deduct tax contingently payable on all the properties, when there was no real prospect of a sale of all the investment properties.’
  • ‘That is, the objection claims that individual things are individual in virtue of features that contingently characterize them, which confuses things with their features.’
  • ‘All thinking, meaning, and truth, he believed, relies upon socially standardized signs contingently established by a community of interpreters.’
  • ‘Ascribing moral qualities to Nature, natural substances contingently lethal to humans, knives, or toothbrushes, is simply a category mistake.’
  • ‘Dasein knows he is only contingently there, ‘thrown’ in the universe as it were, where he does not mean what he says.’
  • ‘He observes it is contingently true that events typically have very few earlier determinants but very many later determinants.’
  • ‘They will if the toy responds contingently to them.’
  • ‘At the heart of the argument lies a concern for some complete, ultimate, or best explanation of what exists contingently.’
  • ‘She found that infants whose cries are sensitively and contingently responded to in the first 6 months cry less in the second six months.’
  • ‘For me the innate idea of personhood is a concept that applies necessarily to me, but, from my perspective, only contingently and empirically to you.’
  • ‘These activities are contingently rewarding, or utilize management by exception.’
  • ‘Further, the rational soul does not depend for its operation on the sense-organs, for it is only contingently connected to a body.’
  • ‘I believe truth to be subjective, contingently true, not to be universally true (mostly).’
  • ‘It is not something any individual can experience, and it is not learned contingently.’
  • ‘More to the point, make it hard for the reality that that theory contingently represents to set the conversational agenda.’
  • ‘According to Aristotle, the first principles of the sciences are not merely contingently true.’