Verb(1) make or work out a plan for; devise(2) come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle(3) put or send forth
(1) Harris rejected such an ahistorical and artificially contrived formulation of African studies.(2) The actors enter and exit through an archway at the rear of the stage, reminding the audience of the deliberately contrived nature of the play.(3) And both locate the main action in a peculiarly stylised family home, isolated in an equally contrived semi-rural landscape.(4) Is her vulnerability a natural or contrived circumstance?(5) How could it be that in a situation as artificially contrived as a television studio, you could get this frank and free discussion between two people?(6) They would rather deal with technology than with philosophy, tackle contrived situations than trigger debates on the nuances of film images.(7) The plot is contrived in a lot of places and uses some lazy devices in others.(8) This is an authentic confessional, full of self-corrections and digressions and commentary on itself, without ever feeling contrived or artificial.(9) Here, however, several contrived situations are grafted into the plot to generate artificial tension.(10) We are breaking free from our completely contrived preconception of how things ought to be.(11) Its plot is more contrived and seems to be a little bit rushed towards the end.(12) Though supposedly posing a test of survival skills, the desert-island situation was rather contrived .(13) Both are real and ancient things, ignored by those who live in a bubble of artificial laughter and contrived wit, but alive to those who meet them in the everyday.(14) Though the exposition is convoluted and a lot of the plot details are contrived , I kind of dug the story.(15) The seemingly haphazard arrangement of pavilions was a contrived effect, it can be seen as a stand against the Beaux Arts tradition.(16) Though its outcome could be considered contrived , the plot is woven with skill, leaving us always anticipating when it will pick up and proceed with another thread.