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Sample sentences for the GRE study word contrivance

contrivance can be used as a noun

1.The very ideal of ignominy was embodied and made manifest in this contrivance of wood and iron. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
2.arts, contrivance Had in my niece put this fantas. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
3.Then I wanted to arrange some contrivance to break open the doors of bronze under the White Sphinx. - from The Time Machine by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
4.It was protected from the weather by an ingenious little tarpaulin contrivance in the nature of an umbrella. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
5.strange contrivance But natheless she fear'd as she would dey. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
6.find no contrivance Such another for to make, That might of beauty be its make. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
7.Again she read on but every line proved more clearly that the affair, which she had believed it impossible that any contrivance could so represent as to render Mr. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
8.They are studies for a contrivance exactly like the cylinder in our musical boxes. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
9."And this," said she, "is the end of all his friend's anxious circumspection of all his sister's falsehood and contrivance the happiest, wisest, most reasonable end. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
10.The contrivances of modern days indeed have rendered a gentleman's carriage perfectly complete. - from Emma by Jane Austen
11.The second handling-machine was now completed, and was busied in serving one of the novel contrivances the big machine had brought. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
12.He burns, too, the purest of oil, in its unmanufactured, and, therefore, unvitiated state a fluid unknown to solar, lunar, or astral contrivances ashore. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
13.The next few days were spent by Kantos Kan in teaching me the intricacies of flying and of repairing the dainty little contrivances which the Martians use for this purpose. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
14._V._ Yes organs are contrivances by which the individual is brought into sensible relation with particular classes and forms of matter, to the exclusion of other classes and forms. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
15.Moreover, the ship's forge was ordered to be hoisted out of its temporary idleness in the hold and, to accelerate the affair, the blacksmith was commanded to proceed at once to the forging of whatever iron contrivances might be needed. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
16.The contrast between the swift and complex movements of these contrivances and the inert panting clumsiness of their masters was acute, and for days I had to tell myself repeatedly that these latter were indeed the living of the two things. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

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