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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 YETSIMON SPEAKMAN CORDALL / TUNISJULY 30, 2021TIME
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 UNORTHODOXJUDY BERMANJULY 14, 2021TIME
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.
OUTDOOR THINGS, BUT BY UNFAMILIAR MEASUREMENTSBRENDAN LEONARDJUNE 22, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
In ancient Sparta, the lawgiver Lycurgus had contrived to make his constitution permanently unamendable.
THE STORY BEHIND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE'S MOST MEMORABLE LINEAKHIL REED AMARMAY 7, 2021TIME
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 KENNICOTTMARCH 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
So we’re not going to snipe at Axios’s efforts to contrive a workaround for McCammond.
POLITICO LOSES SCOOP TO PEOPLEERIK WEMPLEFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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 EVENTSMARTHA 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 HORSEF. 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 EARANONYMOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CONTRIVE

  • conceive
  • consider
  • contemplate
  • contrive
  • deliberate
  • derive
  • develop
  • devise
  • educe
  • evolve
  • frame
  • invent
  • mind
  • mull over
  • perpend
  • ponder
  • ruminate
  • study
  • think out
  • think up
  • weigh
  • work out
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