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contrived
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward)

6 uses
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Definition
unnatural seeming (due to careful planning)

or more rarely:

arranged (that something should happen)
  • On Pallas then enjoin That to the battle-field of Greece and Troy She haste, and so contrive that Trojans first May break the treaty, and the Greeks assail.
    1.4 — Volume 1 Book 4 (11% in)
  • The general, who is deluded with the hopes of taking Troy without his assistance, but fears the army was discouraged by his absence and the late plague, as well as by length of time, contrives to make trial of their disposition by a stratagem.
    1.1 — Volume 1 Book 1 (97% in)
  • She said: the Sire of Gods and men complied, And thus with winged words to Pallas spoke: "Go to the battle-field of Greece and Troy In haste, and so contrive that Trojans first May break the treaty, and the Greeks assail."
    1.4 — Volume 1 Book 4 (12% in)
  • He takes no rest that night, but passes through the camp, awaking the leaders, and contriving all possible methods for the public safety.
    2.9 — Volume 2 Book 9 (98% in)
  • Then will I so by word and deed contrive That they may gain fresh respite from their toil.
    2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (31% in)
  • This too I warn ye, and will make it good: No more at Nestor's hand shall ye receive Your provender, but with the sword be slain, If by your faults a lower prize be ours; Then rouse ye now, and put forth all your speed, And I will so contrive, as not to fail Of slipping past them in the narrow way."
    2.23 — Volume 2 Book 23 (45% in)

There are no more uses of "contrived" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward).

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