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synonyms for contrive
- dream up
- come up with
- cook up
- make up
- throw together
- trump up
- whip up
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How to use contrive in a sentence
There was nothing contrived about the celebrations that greeted the news of the President’s intervention.Tunisia's President Staged What Looks Like a Coup. But Democracy Isn't Dead There Yet | Simon Speakman Cordall / Tunis | July 30, 2021 | Time
Many conversations feel rehearsed, and many gatherings appear contrived to bring characters into conflict.Netflix’s My Unorthodox Life Is More Bravo Docusoap Than Real-Life Unorthodox | Judy Berman | July 14, 2021 | Time
This app got me thinking about how contrived all of our units of measurement are, but how they seem to make sense when we apply them to the correct things.
In ancient Sparta, the lawgiver Lycurgus had contrived to make his constitution permanently unamendable.The Story Behind the Declaration of Independence's Most Memorable Line | Akhil Reed Amar | May 7, 2021 | Time
Yet he never met her, even when it would have been easy to contrive an encounter.Helen Frankenthaler came from wealth and privilege. Her art transcends that. | Philip Kennicott | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
There are thousands of ways to contrive a weapon that's at least as dangerous a two-inch hobby knife.TSA Says Yes to Small Knives, Then No—What’s the Problem? | Patrick Smith | April 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He must contrive to keep his family alive as he strategizes.Turning to Tolstoy’s ‘Hadji Murat’ as Boston Locked Down | Liesl Schillinger | April 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Republicans contrive new ways every day to get less popular.
That made me think, maybe they can contrive to do something similar on the mandate.
Everybody understands that politicians contrive photo opportunities in which they can perform "care" and "concern."
If any one of the parts should be lost or broken, it would require some ability in that country to contrive a substitute.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
You generally contrive to make yourself useful to your father in one way or another.Elsie's Vacation and After Events | Martha Finley
I knew too well that if I took any legal measures, he would contrive to shift the whole burden of lunacy upon me.The Talking Horse | F. Anstey
The cabin instantly obeyed them, and they having entered it began to consult how they should contrive to live there.The Story of Yvashka with the Bear's Ear | Anonymous
Our great object was, as the reader will naturally suppose, to contrive some way of escape.
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