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devise -- as in: devise a plan
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Romeo and Juliet
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  • Bid her devise some means to come to shrift This afternoon; And there she shall at Friar Lawrence’ cell Be shriv’d and married.
  • I do protest I never injur’d thee; But love thee better than thou canst devise Till thou shalt know the reason of my love: And so good Capulet,—which name I tender As dearly as mine own,—be satisfied.
  • You, to remove that siege of grief from her, Betroth’d, and would have married her perforce, To County Paris:—then comes she to me, And with wild looks, bid me devise some means To rid her from this second marriage, Or in my cell there would she kill herself.

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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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