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Yet he never met her, even when it would have been easy to contrive an encounter.
So we’re not going to snipe at Axios’s efforts to contrive a workaround for McCammond.
If any one of the parts should be lost or broken, it would require some ability in that country to contrive a substitute.
You generally contrive to make yourself useful to your father in one way or another.
I knew too well that if I took any legal measures, he would contrive to shift the whole burden of lunacy upon me.
The cabin instantly obeyed them, and they having entered it began to consult how they should contrive to live there.
Our great object was, as the reader will naturally suppose, to contrive some way of escape.
Passion can always contrive to clothe itself in beauty, strips itself splendid.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
This caused a laugh, for Miss Hazeltine was just now the target for all the teasing her young relatives could contrive.
“I really do not see how you contrive to exist without keeping more in touch with the current events,” said Margaret.
THE BUTTERFLY HOUSEMARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN

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