- ’tis wonderful what can be done by contrivance!
- Bathsheba immediately contrived to withdraw, and glided along by the river till she was a stone’s throw off.
- Four lambs hung in various embarrassing attitudes over his shoulders, and the dog George, whom Gabriel had contrived to fetch from Norcombe, stalked solemnly behind.
- By this hurried contrivance Bathsheba’s property in wheat was safe for at any rate a week or two, provided always that there was not much wind.
- The faculty of contrivance was worn out.
- The arrangement was that Miss Everdene should honour them by coming there for a day or two to inspect some ingenious contrivances which this man of the woods had introduced into his wares.
- Had he done this intentionally, yet contrived to make his death appear like an accident?
- Bathsheba, however, awoke voluntarily at four, nor could she by any contrivance get to sleep again.
- This occurred in the middle of the haymaking, and Boldwood contrived to be near Liddy, who was assisting in the fields.
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