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Example sentences from the Web for contrivance
Here, however, the novel ends with unearned sentimentality and cheap contrivance.
The endless succession of quotation marks is its own contrivance, a scrim between Shields and the world.
Baseball: "an incredibly complex contrivance that seems to have been created by a chauvinistic mathematician."
He dwelt upon this contrivance, until it seemed too complicated for success.
The latter seems to have suggested the contrivance and the former to have done the practical work.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
"It was by Marius's contrivance that he was placed sentry over the girl," he heard her tell Fortunio, and he thought she sneered.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Such a contrivance helps to improve the leeway of so shallow a boat, although not proportionately to the area immersed.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.
Toward the latter part of his sickness, a rude contrivance was adopted to change his position in bed.Charles Duran|The Author of The Waldos