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contrived
used in The Bluest Eye

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Definition
unnatural seeming (due to careful planning)

or more rarely:

arranged (that something should happen)
  • The plan of the living quarters was as unimaginative as a first-generation Greek landlord could contrive it to be.
    2 — Autumn (51% in)

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