Sentence Examples with the word contriver

To obtain convictions the evidence of an informer was wanted, and the person selected was James Carey, a member of the Dublin Corporation and a chief contriver of the murders.

The O'Mores, reduced almost to brigandage, gave trouble till the end of Elizabeth's reign, and a member of the clan was chief contriver of the rebellion of 1641.

Mentor was the treacherous contriver of the death of Hermias (345-344 B.C.).