Emergency

E*mer"gen*cy

(?), n.;
pl. Emergencies (#).
[See Emergence.] 1. Sudden or unexpected appearance; an unforeseen occurrence; a sudden occasion.
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Most our rarities have been found out by casual emergency.
Glanvill.
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2. An unforeseen occurrence or combination of circumstances which calls for immediate action or remedy; pressing necessity; exigency.
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To whom she might her doubts propose,
On all emergencies that rose.
Swift.
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A safe counselor in most difficult emergencies.
Brougham.

Syn. -- Crisis; conjuncture; exigency; pinch; strait; necessity.
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