Definition of Contrives

1. Verb. (third-person singular of contrive) ¹



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Definition of Contrives

1. contrive [v] - See also: contrive

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contrives

contrite
contritely
contriteness
contritenesses
contrition
contritions
contrivable
contrivance
contrivances
contrive
contrived
contrivement
contrivements
contriver
contrivers
contrives (current term)
contriving
contro-
control
control-freak
control account
control animal
control arm
control board
control brief
control briefs
control center
control character
control chart
control charts

Literary usage of Contrives

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1. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1876)
"CHAPTER Л. This man contrives a secret 'twixt ns two, Tbat be may quell me with hie meeting eves Like one who quells a lioness at bay. ..."

2. Memoirs of the Duke of Sully: Prime Minister to Henry the Great by Maximilien de Béthune Sully, Walter Scott (1890)
"Diversions at court—The Spaniards surprise Amiens—Rosny contrives the means of retaking this place—He is put at the head of the council cf-finances in the ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1874)
"... insects of the grasshopper tribe ; these insects, when thrown e bird contrives to catch in his beak with great celerity ; rough failure to catch them, ..."

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