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The Merchant of Venice
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devise -- as in: devise a plan
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The Merchant of Venice
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  • The brain may devise laws for the blood, but a hot temper leaps o’er a cold decree; such a hare is madness the youth, to skip o’er the meshes of good counsel the cripple.
  • Your father was ever virtuous, and holy men at their death have good inspirations; therefore the lott’ry that he hath devised in these three chests, of gold, silver, and lead, whereof who chooses his meaning chooses you, will no doubt never be chosen by any rightly but one who you shall rightly love.

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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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