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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: showing effects of planning or manipulation; "a novel
           with a contrived ending"
    2: artificially formal; "that artificial humility that her
       husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of
       acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech
       they develop a stilted pronunciation" [syn: artificial,
       contrived, hokey, stilted]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Contrive \Con*trive"\ (k[o^]n*tr[imac]v"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
   Contrived; p. pr. & vb. n. Contriving.] [OE. contriven,
   contreven, controven, to invent, OF. controver, contruver;
   con- + trouver to find. See Troubadour, trover.]
   To form by an exercise of ingenuity; to devise; to invent; to
   design; to plan.
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         What more likely to contrive this admirable frame of
         the universe than infinite wisdom.       --Tillotson.
   [1913 Webster]

         neither do thou imagine that I shall contrive aught
         against his life.                        --Hawthorne.

   Syn: To invent; discover; plan; design; project; plot;
        concert; hatch.
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