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  • "What we’ve all contrived to make it," he felt like answering.
  • He was even ashamed of the ease with which the whole thing had been done: it reminded him, for an uncomfortable moment, of Lawrence Lefferts’s masterly contrivances for securing his freedom.

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  • The novel has a contrived ending.
  • contrived coyness

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