contrive to gain

contrive to gain
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  • contrive — con•trive [[t]kənˈtraɪv[/t]] v. trived, triv•ing 1) to plan with ingenuity; devise; invent: to contrive a means of escape[/ex] 2) to bring about by a plan, scheme, etc.; manage: He contrived to gain their votes[/ex] 3) to plot (evil, treachery,… …   From formal English to slang

  • contrive — contrivable, adj. contriver, n. /keuhn truyv /, v., contrived, contriving. v.t. 1. to plan with ingenuity; devise; invent: The author contrived a clever plot. 2. to bring about or effect by a plan, scheme, or the like; manage: He contrived to… …   Universalium

  • pursue — I (carry on) verb adhere to, cling to, conduct, continue, cultivate, enact, engage, execute, follow, go in for, keep on, keep up, maintain, perform, permanere, persevere, persist, persistere, practice, proceed, prosecute, stick to II (chase) verb …   Law dictionary

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  • Seneca's Consolations — refers to Seneca’s three Consolatory works, De Consolatione ad Marciam, De Consolatione ad Polybium, De Consolatione ad Helviam, written around 40 45 AD. Contents 1 Context of the Consolations 2 De Consolatione ad Helviam Matrem 3 De Consolatione …   Wikipedia

  • Success — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Success >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 success success successfulness Sgm: N 1 speed speed Sgm: N 1 advance advance &c.(progress) 282 GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 trump card trump card Sgm: N 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • Opportunism — Opportunity Seized, Opportunity Missed. Engraving by Theodoor Galle, 1605. Contents 1 General definition …   Wikipedia

  • china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …   Universalium

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