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devise -- as in: devise a plan
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Persuasion
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  • She felt herself ill-used and unfortunate, as did her father; and they were neither of them able to devise any means of lessening their expenses without compromising their dignity, or relinquishing their comforts in a way not to be borne.

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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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