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Sample sentences for the GRE study word contrived

contrived can be used as a adj

1.Brownlow contrived to state his cas. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
2.Elizabeth then contrived to sit by her aunt. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3.Complotted and contrived in this lan. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4.Utterson so contrived that he remained behind after the others had departed. - from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
5.Thou hast contrived against the very lif. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
6.Here also we made some acquaintances, who almost contrived to cheat me into happiness. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
7.If it can be contrived to be at the Crown, papa, it will be very convenient for the horses. - from Emma by Jane Austen
8.By his knack of sermonising and pious discoursing, he contrived to make a great impression on Mr. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
9.Martin's-le-Grand, and, while I sheltered in the cabmen's hut, had contrived to telegraph to Paris. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

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