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Sentence count:120+5 Only show simple sentencesPosted:2016-12-20Updated:2020-07-24
Synonym: artificialhokeystiltedSimilar words: contrivecontritecontributecontributorcontributingcontributioncontribute toon the contraryMeaning: [kən'traɪv]  adj. 1. showing effects of planning or manipulation 2. artificially formal. 
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1) They contrived a mask against poison gas.
2) He contrived to make matters worse.
3) He contrived to escape.
4) There was nothing contrived or calculated about what he said.
5) Schindler contrived to save more than 1,000 Polish Jews from the Nazis.
6) His excuse sounded a bit contrived.
7) He contrived to gain their votes.
8) Somehow they contrived to live on her tiny income.
9) The humour of the play is self-conscious and contrived.
10) They contrived a plan to defraud the company.
11) The characters are as contrived as the plot.
12) It mustn't sound like a contrived compliment.
13) The film is contrived,[] sentimental and gratuitously violent.
14) His paintings are contrived and formulaic.
15) The book's happy ending seemed contrived.
16) In 1862, a technique was contrived to take a series of photographs showing stages of movement.
17) She contrived to spend a couple of hours with him every Sunday evening.
18) The lawsuit says oil companies contrived the oil shortage in the 1970s.
19) The orchestra contrived to produce some of its best playing for years.
20) All the same, there's something contrived about it,[] Miles.
21) It all comes about as deliberately, if unconsciously, contrived.
22) The script is contrived and unbelievable.
23) There's something very contrived about the whole story.
24) One of them had even contrived to get sunburned.
25) The praying in the Spirit appeared stagey and contrived.
26) It sounds contrived to me, Holmes.
27) I enjoyed the film, but felt the ending was a bit contrived.
28) Their sudden outburst was obviously genuine; it couldn't have been contrived.
29) The back story of why she hates her father is a bit too contrived.
30) They can not be urgent if they must be contrived for him.
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