contrived

[ kuh n-trahyvd ]SEE DEFINITION OF contrived

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTRIVED

More than likely some of them had contrived a way to get a dinner.

By this time they had contrived to make the cellar a little more comfortable.

Garson contrived to present an aspect of comparative indifference.

Mrs. Pendarves also contrived to be on good terms with both.

How they contrived to keep themselves alive is more than I can imagine.

I contrived to get, on a sick ticket, into the hospital, and the ship sailed without me.

Old Sir William would have contrived matters better, believe me.

His comrade, less fortunate, at least contrived to make way to Ireland and then to France.

Something subtler, more crafty, had to be contrived to meet the emergency.

Some of them contrived to weather the storm and retain their lands.

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