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contrived
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
unnatural seeming (due to careful planning)

or more rarely:

arranged (that something should happen)
  • I counted to one hundred as I rocked, contriving the patience to get one down in order to take up another.
    Book 5 — Exodus (1% in)

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