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devise -- as in: devise a plan
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The War of the Worlds
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  • Never since the devising of gunpowder was the beginning of a battle so still.
  • I sat staring before me, trying in vain to devise some countervailing thought.

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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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