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devise -- as in: devise a plan
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • CHAPTER 8 Of the Internal Economy of Dotheboys Hall A ride of two hundred and odd miles in severe weather, is one of the best softeners of a hard bed that ingenuity can devise.
  • At the first sound of their voices outside the house, Nicholas, who had passed a sleepless night, devising schemes for the recovery of his lost charge, started from his bed, and joyfully admitted them.
  • We will devise a story for you that should carry you through twenty times such a trivial scrape as this; and if they want security in a thousand pounds for your reappearance in case you should be called upon, you shall have it.

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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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