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The Merry Wives of Windsor
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devise -- as in: devise a plan
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The Merry Wives of Windsor
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  • Good hearts, devise something: any extremity rather than a mischief.
  • Devise but how you’ll use him when he comes, And let us two devise to bring him thither.
  • Devise but how you’ll use him when he comes, And let us two devise to bring him thither.
  • Page is an ass, a secure ass; he will trust his wife; he will not be jealous; I will rather trust a Fleming with my butter, Parson Hugh the Welshman with my cheese, an Irishman with my aqua-vitae bottle, or a thief to walk my ambling gelding, than my wife with herself; then she plots, then she ruminates, then she devises; and what they think in their hearts they may effect, they will break their hearts but they will effect.

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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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