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devise -- as in: devise a plan
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Love's Labour's Lost
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  • Who devised this penalty?
  • If any man be seen to talk with a woman within the term of three years, he shall endure such public shame as the rest of the court can possibly devise.’
  • Devise, wit; write, pen; for I am for whole volumes in folio.
  • If drawing my sword against the humour of affection would deliver me from the reprobate thought of it, I would take Desire prisoner, and ransom him to any French courtier for a new-devised curtsy.
  • And win them too; therefore let us devise Some entertainment for them in their tents.
  • I abhor such fanatical phantasimes, such insociable and point-devise companions; such rackers of orthography, as to speak dout, fine, when he should say doubt; det when he should pronounce debt,—d, e, b, t, not d, e, t: he clepeth a calf, cauf; half, hauf; neighbour vocatur nebour, neigh abbreviated ne.

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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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