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contrived
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

6 uses
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Definition unnatural seeming (due to careful planning)

or more rarely:

arranged (that something should happen)
  • How that was contrived we cannot guess; but Gollum is cunning, and the spies of the Enemy are many.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (52% in)
  • Not if some better way can be contrived?
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (64% in)
  • I will send out messages, such as I can contrive, to those whom I know in the wide world; but so perilous are the lands now become that some may well miscarry, or come no quicker than you yourself.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The Ring Goes South (16% in)
  • 'I wonder if this is a contrivance of the Enemy,' said Boromir.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The Ring Goes South (74% in)
  • For not in doing or contriving, nor in choosing between this course and another, can I avail; but only in knowing what was and is, and in part also what shall be.
    2.7 -- Book 2 Chapter 7 -- The Mirror of Galadriel (31% in)
  • If Gollum had contrived to follow them, he remained unseen and unheard.
    2.10 -- Book 2 Chapter 10 -- The Breaking of the Fellowship (2% in)

There are no more uses of "contrived" in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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