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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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devise -- as in: devise a plan
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • Relative to our own, the Newspeak vocabulary was tiny, and new ways of reducing it were constantly being devised.
  • APPENDIX: The Principles of Newspeak Newspeak was the official language of Oceania and had been devised to meet the ideological needs of Ingsoc, or English Socialism.
  • Some are concerned simply with planning the logistics of future wars; others devise larger and larger rocket bombs, more and more powerful explosives, and more and more impenetrable armour— plating; others search for new and deadlier gases, or for soluble poisons capable of being produced in such quantities as to destroy the vegetation of whole continents, or for breeds of disease germs immunized against all possible antibodies; others strive to produce a vehicle that shall bore its…

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  • She plans to devise something to launch water balloons.
  • devise a plan to take over the director’s office

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