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staged

[steyjd]
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adjective
  1. adapted for or produced on the stage.
  2. contrived for a desired impression: It was a staged, rather than spontaneous, demonstration of affection.
  3. occurring or planned to occur in stages: a staged increase in wages.

Origin of staged

First recorded in 1560–70; stage + -ed3
Related formsun·staged, adjectivewell-staged, adjective
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  • It had been a spontaneous and unstaged thing, a woman's heart reaching out for him—as she had promised that it would.

    The Country Beyond

    James Oliver Curwood