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Cyrano de Bergerac
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  • (Bowing, with admiration, to Roxane): Cunningly contrived!
  • CHRISTIAN: But how did you contrive, since we have been cut off, thus…. to?
  • — When I thought of the good expedient To loosen and let fall the scarf which told My military rank; thus I contrived —Without attention waked—to leave the foes, And suddenly returning, reinforced With my own men, to scatter them!

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  • The novel has a contrived ending.
  • contrived coyness

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