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Contrive meaning

contrive - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. To form by an exercise of ingenuity; to devise; to invent; to design; to plan.
  2. 2. To make devices; to form designs; to plan; to scheme; to plot.
  3. 3. To find a way or means.
  4. 4. To plan out; devise.

contrive - examples of usage

  1. To- day is Wednesday; by to- morrow night you must contrive to bring your ship to an anchor off Barking Level." - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  2. If I land my cargo, as I generally contrive to do, I make a good profit." - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  3. In a hundred little ways did Miss Danforth contrive to slight Miss Kilner. - "A Vanished Hand", Sarah Doudney.
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