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devise -- as in: devise a plan
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The Fountainhead
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  • The emblem of his childhood—the coat-of-arms he devised for himself in place of the one lost for him centuries ago—was the question mark.
  • You’ll have to devise your own way of accomplishing it.
  • The Council of American Builders ruled the profession and talked about a closed shop, though no one had yet devised a way of achieving that.
  • Extras piled on the cost of construction so carefully devised for economy.
  • He succumbed to the superstition of beauty and ornament, even though the ornament was of his own devising, and, consequently, inferior to that of established historical forms.
  • They wanted a scheme devised to build a structure as cheaply as possible.

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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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