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contrived
used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

2 uses
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Definition unnatural seeming (due to careful planning)

or more rarely:

arranged (that something should happen)
  • Why, I spotted you for a boy when you was threading the needle; and I contrived the other things just to make certain.
    Chapter 11 (86% in)
contrived = made up (arranged)
  • Anyhow, there's one thing—there's more honor in getting him out through a lot of difficulties and dangers, where there warn't one of them furnished to you by the people who it was their duty to furnish them, and you had to contrive them all out of your own head.
    Chapter 35 (11% in)

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