To better see all uses of the word
devise
in
Jane Eyre
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
devise -- as in: devise a plan
Used In
Jane Eyre
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • If you err wilfully, I shall devise a proportionate punishment.
  • Have you no sense to devise a system which will make you independent of all efforts, and all wills, but your own?
  • "I can keep you in reasonable check now," I reflected; "and I don’t doubt to be able to do it hereafter: if one expedient loses its virtue, another must be devised."
  • I smiled as I unfolded it, and devised how I would tease you about your aristocratic tastes, and your efforts to masque your plebeian bride in the attributes of a peeress.
  • I found or devised something for you three weeks ago; but as you seemed both useful and happy here — as my sisters had evidently become attached to you, and your society gave them unusual pleasure — I deemed it inexpedient to break in on your mutual comfort till their approaching departure from Marsh End should render yours necessary.

  • There are no more uses of "devise" in the book.


    Show samples from other sources
  • She plans to devise something to launch water balloons.
  • devise a plan to take over the director’s office

  • Go to more samples
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading