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contrived
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move.
  • It had been contrived as a way of letting Winston know O’Brien’s address.
  • If he had known where she lived, and at what time she left work, he could have contrived to meet her somewhere on her way home; but to try to follow her home was not safe, because it would mean loitering about outside the Ministry, which was bound to be noticed.
  • So far as it could be contrived, everything that had or might have political significance of any kind was fitted into the B vocabulary.

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  • The novel has a contrived ending.
  • contrived coyness

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