This expedition up the mountain was entirely of his contrivance.
The contrivance, if a contrivance, to get me away, so insolently mean!
Then he began to experiment, with some rude apparatus of his own contrivance.
It was by his contrivance the girl had been sent from India.
Please, however, to note the contrivance which I adopt whenever I am in a difficulty of this sort.
And by what like contrivance would you have me catch my lovers?
In its present form it is the offspring of the art and contrivance of man.
Contrivance—that most belauded phenomenon in Nature's craft—was everywhere.
And so comes now a contrivance for holding the spindle in this position.
Beauty” is, to some persons, as great a stumbling-block as “contrivance.