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If any of her work were turned into a screenplay, there would be no need to contrive sets or costumes.

Wonderful ingenuity has been shown in contriving a means to enable people to ascend the Wetterhorn Mountain in Switzerland.

Before church time walking with my father in the garden contriving.

Now they were this day contriving to get her presently to marry one Hayes that was there, and I did seem to persuade her to it.

My thoughts had been almost entirely occupied in contriving means to get into prison.

Rash young creatures, elder of them hardly above five-and-twenty yet: not good at contriving measures.


On this page you'll find 218 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contriving, such as: canny, considerate, devious, manipulative, scheming, and shrewd.

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