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contrived
used in Northanger Abbey

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Definition
unnatural seeming (due to careful planning)

or more rarely:

arranged (that something should happen)
  • A heroine returning, at the close of her career, to her native village, in all the triumph of recovered reputation, and all the dignity of a countess, with a long train of noble relations in their several phaetons, and three waiting-maids in a travelling chaise and four, behind her, is an event on which the pen of the contriver may well delight to dwell; it gives credit to every conclusion, and the author must share in the glory she so liberally bestows.
    Chapter 29 (28% in)

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