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Word: devise

Definition: think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest


Sentences Containing 'devise'

It is the constructive, creative power which raises man above the level of the beast and enables him to devise and fashion wonderful inventions.
But in vain did he rack his imagination; fertile as it was, he could not devise any plan for reaching the island without companionship.
``Oh, that coat is not his own idea; it is the Republic's, which deputed David -LRB- -RRB- to devise a uniform for the Academicians.''
It is scarce possible to devise a tax which could produce any considerable revenue to the sovereign, and at the same time occasion so little inconveniency to anybody.
But now, the curate said, that the lady Dorothea's good fortune prevented her from proceeding with their purpose, it would be necessary to devise or discover some other way of getting him home.
They then tried to devise some scheme for rescuing Don Gaspar Gregorio from the danger in which he had been left.

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