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devise -- as in: devise a plan
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The Winter's Tale
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  • —And you, enchantment,— Worthy enough a herdsman; yea, him too That makes himself, but for our honour therein, Unworthy thee,—if ever henceforth thou These rural latches to his entrance open, Or hoop his body more with thy embraces, I will devise a death as cruel for thee As thou art tender to’t.

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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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