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Word: devise

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


Sentences Containing 'devise'

Armies were to devise the plan and the principles of the artillery component.
At this time the Club was warning governments about the limits of non-renewable natural resources and the need therefore either to contain population growth or devise alternative resources, most notably in the book "The Limits to Growth".
But in vain did he rack his imagination; fertile as it was, he could not devise any plan for reaching the island without companionship.
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.
Combinations, darker than the night hides them, conspiracies, wicked as the worst felons could devise, have gone unwhipped of justice.
Corps were to allot tasks to divisions, which would then select objectives and devise infantry plans subject to corps approval. Artillery planning was controlled by corps with consultation of divisions by the corps General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery ("GOCRA") which became the title of the officer at each level of command who devised the bombardment plan, which was coordinated with neighbouring corps artillery commanders by the army GOCRA.
During his time as a research assistant at Harvard, he also began to devise computer programs.
For a decade, European scientists had been trying to devise techniques to mass-produce this mold (which Fleming had termed penicillin), however none of them were successful.
For Angier's trick, Tesla successfully creates a device capable of teleporting a being from one place to another, but which has a surprising side-effect. As well as recreating the subject wherever is designed by the device, the original subject is also left behind in its original position, forcing Angier to devise a way to conceal it to preserve the illusion.
For example, during the scene where Chance visits Ruthie at the bar where she works, Friedkin allowed Petersen and actress Darlanne Fleugel devise their own blocking and told Müller, "Just shoot them.
For specific problems it is possible to devise neighborhoods which are very large, possibly exponentially sized.
He cannot simply kill his opponents when he has the upper hand; he "has to" put them in a deathtrap to see if he can devise a life and death intellectual challenge that the hero cannot solve and escape.
However, Israeli authorities have yet to devise and implement a clear approach towards asylum-seekers.
In terms of political organisation, he advocates an "interim assembly" made up of the revolutionaries that can "devise incentives to make sure that vital functions are maintained" (such as short-term continuation of "differential remuneration" for labor), "handle the redistribution of social roles and assets", convene "in widespread locations", and send delegates to regional, state, national and international organisations, where every level has an "executive council" that is rotated and can be recalled.
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.
It is the constructive, creative power which raises man above the level of the beast and enables him to devise and fashion wonderful inventions.
Letcher was prominent in the organization of the peace convention that met in Washington, D.C., February 8, 1861, in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending American Civil War.
one of the people who claims to have helped devise the test also states it is used incorrectly – that it was intended to be used as a guide to assess the rehabilitation requirements of the dog – not justify euthanising it.
Talking Heads and Eno originally agreed to credit all songs in alphabetical order to "David Byrne, Brian Eno, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison and Tina Weymouth" after failing to devise an accurate mathematical formula for the split, but the album was released with the credits "David Byrne, Brian Eno, Talking Heads".
The aim of this programme is to devise and implement development strategies for agriculture and for the sectors upstream and downstream of it in the mountain area.
The Court said: "Authorizing and directing local government institutions to devise and implement remedies not only protects the function of these institutions but, to the extent possible, also places the responsibility for solutions to the problems of segregation upon those themselves who have created the problem."
The distribution of Green's index is not currently known so statistical tests have been difficult to devise for it.
The evelmi who are an intelligent species that coexist with humans on the planet Velm, have multiple tongues, allowing them to simultaneously devise various speech patterns.
The Kingdom of Great Britain without an adequate military presence in these provinces facilitated the provinces to devise local militias to combat the Spanish attacks.
The next day, Tom, Diane and others devise a plan to trap Dinocroc in a tunnel and gas him to death.
The park featured a broadcast booth on top of the former drive-in-theatre snack bar and a "stove-pipe-blower" devise that would send written song requests up to a basket in the booth from the dance floor.
The project was officially launched on 31 March 1999 with the opening of "http://devise-europe.org", the "une devise pour l'Europe" contest's official website managed by France Telecom.
They also maintain an active education programme and run community projects that allow non-professional performers to devise circus work, working alongside the company's own professionals.
They then tried to devise some scheme for rescuing Don Gaspar Gregorio from the danger in which he had been left.
This climatically sensitive approach to architecture traces its roots back to the vernacular Malay houses and through to experiments by British colonial architects and early local nationalist architects to devise an authentically local architecture using modern construction methods.
This digital and interactive programme includes: Year-round, the festival together with Crossover Labs also runs training and pitching events including the Devise to Deliver (D2D) mentoring and training programme.
Together, they devise a plot to kidnap her in the night while she is outside with them, but their scheming is overheard by one of Amoranda's servants.
Wernher von Braun went on to devise mission schemes to the moon and Mars, each time publishing his grand plans in Collier's Weekly.
When Col. Sir Mike Ansell was Director of the Horse of the Year Show, Prince Philip asked if he could devise a competition for children who could not afford an expensive, well-bred pony, and in 1957 the Horse of the Year Show, then at Harringay Arena in North London, England, staged the first Mounted Games Championship for the Prince Philip Cup—it was an immediate box office success.
While he didn't devise a theory to explain his findings, it was a good example of how science was starting to change by incorporating empirical studies at the dawn of the age of reason.
``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.''

More Vocab Words

::: dissension - disagreement of opinions causing strife within a group
::: acquiesce - assent; agree passively; comply without protest
::: diversion - act of turning aside; pastime; V. divert: turn aside from a course; distract; amuse
::: monastic - related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
::: misconstrue - interpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge
::: shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
::: harping - tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously
::: shove - push forward; push roughly; Ex. pushing and shoving to get on the bus; N.
::: jest - playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully
::: avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard