Sentence Examples


  • "I should hope to smile," he said with a contrived southern accent.
  • Not the abbreviated version contrived for a witless or hysterical wife, but the whole thing – including any designs Lori has on you... or you have for her.
  • During the Civil War James was taken prisoner by Fairfax (1646), but contrived to escape to Holland in 1648.
  • Not only did his reason not reproach him for what he had done, but he even found cause for self-satisfaction in having so successfully contrived to avail himself of a convenient opportunity to punish a criminal and at the same time pacify the mob.
  • Though Kutuzov had dismissed all unnecessary men from the staff, Boris had contrived to remain at headquarters after the changes.
 

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