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Much Ado About Nothing
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devise -- as in: devise a plan
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Much Ado About Nothing
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  • And, truly, I’ll devise some honest slanders To stain my cousin with.
  • Why, he is the prince’s jester: a very dull fool; only his gift is in devising impossible slanders: none but libertines delight in him; and the commendation is not in his wit, but in his villany; for he both pleases men and angers them, and then they laugh at him and beat him.
  • I will go on the slightest errand now to the Antipodes that you can devise to send me on; I will fetch you a toothpicker now from the furthest inch of Asia; bring you the length of Prester John’s foot; fetch you a hair off the Great Cham’s beard; do you any embassage to the Pygmies, rather than hold three words’ conference with this harpy.
  • With no sauce that can be devised to it.
  • Think not on him till to-morrow: I’ll devise thee brave punishments for him.

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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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