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contrive1: to devise, plan, esp. to plot R2 I. i. 96 “treasons . . . Complotted and c-d,” H5 V. ii. 6. Troil. I. iii. 201, Ham. II. ii. 220 “ the means of meeting” ; absol. Mer.V. IV. i. 353, Cæs. II. iii. 16.
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 2.2
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 5.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 1.1
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