Lihyang
Is there any difference between managed to and contrivwd to in this sentence? I understand "contrived" as "manged" in the following, but is there any difference that gives subtle nuance? "She contrived to spend a couple of hours with him every Sunday evening."
Aug 5, 2014 5:41 AM
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It means : 1. To plan with cleverness or ingenuity; devise: contrive ways to amuse the children. 2. To invent or fabricate, especially by improvisation: contrived a swing from hanging vines. 3. To plan with evil intent; scheme: contrived a plot to seize power. 4. To bring about, as by scheming; manage: somehow contrived to get past the guards unnoticed. but in this sentence I think it means : manage ----------------- source : thefreedictionary & myself
August 5, 2014
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