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contrived
used in The Screwtape Letters

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Definition
unnatural seeming (due to careful planning)

or more rarely:

arranged (that something should happen)
  • He has contrived to gratify both tastes together on the very world He has made, by that union of change and permanence which we call Rhythm.
    Chapter 25 (25% in)
  • Even if we contrive to keep them ignorant of explicit religion, the incalculable winds of fantasy and music and poetry—the mere face of a girl, the song of a bird, or the sight of a horizon—are always blowing our whole structure away.
    Chapter 28 (68% in)

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