"She would be enchanted to be able to prove to herself that she is persecuted," said the Doctor; and when at last he questioned her, he was sure she would contrive to extract from his words a pretext for this belief.
She went into the room, but it was some time before she contrived to say what she had come to say.
He had a moral conviction that she would contrive to tell a fib about the matter, which it would disgust him to listen to.
The Doctor had been rather disappointed at not finding his compact and comfortable little hostess surrounded in a more visible degree by the ravages of Morris Townsend’s immorality; but he had said to himself that this was not because the young man had spared her, but because she had contrived to plaster up her wounds.
There are no more uses of "contrived" in the book.