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  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emergency  \E*mer"gen*cy\,  n.;  pl  {Emergencies}.  [See 
  {Emergence}.] 
  1.  Sudden  or  unexpected  appearance;  an  unforeseen  occurrence; 
  a  sudden  occasion. 
 
  Most  our  rarities  have  been  found  out  by  casual 
  emergency.  --Glanvill. 
 
  2.  An  unforeseen  occurrence  or  combination  of  circumstances 
  which  calls  for  immediate  action  or  remedy;  pressing 
  necessity;  exigency. 
 
  To  whom  she  might  her  doubts  propose,  On  all 
  emergencies  that  rose.  --Swift. 
 
  A  safe  counselor  in  most  difficult  emergencies. 
  --Brougham. 
 
  Syn:  Crisis;  conjuncture;  exigency;  pinch;  strait;  necessity. 




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