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devise -- as in: devise a plan
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Henry IV, Part 1
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  • So please your Majesty, I would I could Quit all offences with as clear excuse As well as I am doubtless I can purge Myself of many I am charged withal: Yet such extenuation let me beg, As, in reproof of many tales devised By smiling pick-thanks and base news-mongers,— Which oft the ear of greatness needs must hear,— I may, for some things true, wherein my youth Hath faulty wander’d and irregular, Find pardon on my true submission.

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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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