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Example sentences for contrive

In fact, would-be loggers sometimes contrive phoney agricultural schemes purely as an excuse to clear-cut forests.
His delight and intent was to discover the surreal in the real, not to contrive surreal imagery.
They believed in it, and this gave them a dignity that no amount of pomp could contrive.
Or they can arrive separately at the place where boats are rented, each rent a boat, and then contrive to meet on the water.

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