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+ 318 My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived. John Adams

+ 302 The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality. Andrew Jackson

+ 328 The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. John F. Kennedy

+ 104 For they distress you with their plots which they contrived against you in the incident of Peor and in the incident of Cozbi their sister, the daughter of the Midianite chieftain, who was slain on the day of the plague that had come because of Peor. Bamidbar 25:18