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contrived
used in The Awakening

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Definition
unnatural seeming (due to careful planning)

or more rarely:

arranged (that something should happen)
  • It seems to me the utmost folly for a woman at the head of a household, and the mother of children, to spend in an atelier days which would be better employed contriving for the comfort of her family.
    Chapter 19 (27% in)

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