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contrived
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Candide
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  • And why are you in Portugal? and how did you know of my being here? and by what strange adventure did you contrive to bring me to this house?
  • Let who will go to see bad tragedies set to music, where the scenes are contrived for no other end than to introduce two or three songs ridiculously out of place, to show off an actress’s voice.

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  • The novel has a contrived ending.
  • contrived coyness

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