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OTHER WORDS FROM contrivedcon·triv·ed·ly [kuhn-trahy-vid-lee], /kənˌtraɪ vɪd li/, adverbun·con·trived, adjectivewell-con·trived, adjective
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Bone was a highly competent managing editor, and contrived somehow to squeeze us into the tumultuous Post office.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire|H.L. Mencken|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or, worse, they are contrived to sound tired, perhaps in an attempt to come off as world-weary.U2 Generously Gives Us a Lousy Album, Sucks at the Corporate Teat|Hampton Stevens|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The story is schematic and contrived rather than palpable and lived.
How contrived that Modern Family would end its season finale with the tried-and-true sitcom trope: a wedding.
The right always whines about its contrived war on Christmas.
Mary had contrived to quiet her lover with considerable propriety of demeanour.Doctor Thorne|Anthony Trollope
He contrived, through Aunt Dilsey, to convey a note to the girl.Crestlands|Mary Addams Bayne
How Abraham and Sarah contrived to hold fast so many thousand servants against their wills, we are left quite in the dark.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
In this way I contrived to come within twenty feet without alarming him.Golden Days for Boys and Girls|Various
The barge in which Agrippina was thus invited to embark, was the treacherous trap that Anicetus had contrived for her destruction.Nero|Jacob Abbott