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  • n  a person who makes plans

  • He is, in the language of book reviewers, a "slick man," a contriver of "adroit hokum," which is hopelessly "fast-moving" and unreclaimably "superficial.
  • The celebrated Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges is yawned offstage as Osberg, a contriver of "mystico-allegoric anecdotes.
  • George Gershwin is rapidly overtaking even the tireless Irving Berlin as a contriver of jazz melodies.

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