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contrived
used in The Two Towers

2 uses
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Definition
unnatural seeming (due to careful planning)

or more rarely:

arranged (that something should happen)
  • There will be no escape again, if we do not contrive it.
    3.2 — Book 3 Chapter 2 — The Riders of Rohan (20% in)
  • So between them our enemies have contrived only to bring Merry and Pippin with marvellous speed, and in the nick of time, to Fangorn, where otherwise they would never have come at all!
    3.5 — Book 3 Chapter 5 — The White Rider (55% in)

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