contrivances

Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of contrivance.

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Examples

  • I think a lot of men my age and Matt’s age were attracted to this movie for the above, and the fact that the story, even with its plot contrivances, is a fun 2.5 hours to spend, and it has a high re-watchability factor.

    Matthew Yglesias » Fight Club

  • But, in thy opinion, I suffer for that simplicity in my contrivances, which is their principal excellence.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Whatever sort of a being God may be, we know to-day that he is nevermore that mere external inventor of "contrivances" intended to make manifest his "glory" in which our great-grandfathers took such satisfaction, though just how we know this we cannot possibly make clear by words either to others or to ourselves.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • Whatever sort of a being God may be, we KNOW to-day that he is nevermore that mere external inventor of "contrivances" intended to make manifest his "glory" in which our great-grandfathers took such satisfaction, though just how we know this we cannot possibly make clear by words either to others or to ourselves.

    Varieties of Religious Experience, a Study in Human Nature

  • Duke, who maintains that no explanation of these "contrivances" has been or can be given, except on the supposition of a personal contriver, specially arranging the details of each case, although causing them to be produced by the ordinary processes of growth and reproduction.

    Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection A Series of Essays

  • As to experimenting with "contrivances" which, to his mind, could never be put to practical use, he had little patience.

    Lincoln's Yarns and Stories: a complete collection of the funny and witty anecdotes that made Lincoln famous as America's greatest story teller

  • To Anthony: Tim mentions "contrivances," prompting Anthony to request a dictionary as he engages in my favorite game of Let's Make The Person With the Vocabulary Feel Weird About Using Words Everyone Should Already Know.

    Queer Sighted

  • To Anthony: Tim mentions "contrivances," prompting Anthony to request a dictionary as he engages in my favorite game of Let's Make The Person With the Vocabulary Feel Weird About Using Words Everyone Should Already Know.

    Queer Sighted

  • God may be, we know today that he is nevermore that mere external inventor of 'contrivances' intended to make manifest his 'glory' in which our great-grandfathers took such satisfaction. "

    The Necessity of Atheism

  • These kind of contrivances originated in the middle ages, when the poor people who lived in all these countries were very ignorant, as indeed they are now; and inasmuch as they could not read, and there were no schools in which to teach them, they had to be instructed by such contrivances as these. "

    Rollo in Naples

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