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Definitionto come up with a way of doing something — typically a creative idea or plan
- Other arrangements could be devised according to the tastes or views of those who like allegory or topical reference.Forward (66% in)
- Or until it is found in your despite, and the Ruler has time to turn to lighter matters: to devise, say, a fitting reward for the hindrance and insolence of Gandalf the Grey.2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (66% in)
- 'There is some new devilry here,' he said, 'devised for our welcome no doubt.2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 -- The Bridge of Khazad-dum (66% in)
- The evil that was devised long ago works on in many ways, whether Sauron himself stands or falls.2.7 -- Book 2 Chapter 7 -- The Mirror of Galadriel (92% in)
There are no more uses of "devise" in The Fellowship of the Ring.
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