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Synonyms for contrive

come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort

put or send forth

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But overall negligence and complacency shown by leading automobile companies induced local contrivers to step into their shoes to serve the common man's needs.
They are a nation of liars and traitors, contrivers of plots, a people born for deeds of treachery.
Permit me," writes Washington in reply, "with the freedom of a friend (for you know I always esteemed you), to express my sorrow that fortune should place you in a service that must fix curses, to the latest posterity, upon the contrivers, and, if success (which, by the by, is impossible) accompanies it, execrations upon all those who have been instrumental in the execution.
YAO, CHUN, YU controller of waters Bridge builders, contrivers of roads gave grain to the people kept down the taxes Hochang, eunuchs, taoists and ballets night-clubs, gimcracks, debauchery Down, down
It cannot be very difficult," Smith wrote, "to determine who have been the contrivers of this whole mercantile system; not the consumers, we may believe, whose interest has been entirely neglected; but the producers, whose interest has been so carefully tended to; and among this latter class our merchants and manufacturers have been by far the principal architects" (1776, p.
The garrison at Portsmouth noted that it was only one of many groups who wanted "the King, and all others the Grand Contrivers of, and Actors in the first and second warre .
The scene is laid in Italy; the contrivers and the perpetrators are Italians; and to give it more diabolical effect, a convent or a church is the stage, and clergymen of some description or other, are the actors of the tragedy.
Furthermore, contrivers of Tyco's forgiven loan program reportedly required these executives to sign confidentiality agreements to not disclose the loans.
Old contrivers, daydreamers, walking chemistry sets,