Definition of 'contrivance'
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This "absurdly simple contrivance" almost instantly transformed southern agriculture. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)It was an obvious contrivance and the previous nine episodes were a trap to lure us into another series. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Perhaps the idea of a self is a modern, bourgeois contrivance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These Dickensian references merely underline a streak of contrivance in the plot. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That "I suppose" is unconvincing; it is a too obvious contrivance. Ford Madox Ford (1990)
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