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contrived
used in Lucky by Sebold

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Definition
unnatural seeming (due to careful planning)

or more rarely:

arranged (that something should happen)
  • I would take my seat on the far end of the couch and slowly inch my way down to her end, where I would contrive to put my head in her lap.
    Chapter Three (54% in)

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