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devise -- as in: devise a plan
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Jane Eyre
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  • 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.

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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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