Definition of 'contrivance'
Example sentences containing 'contrivance'
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) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2015) Ford Madox Ford (1990)
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Definition of contrivance from the Collins English Dictionary
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