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devise -- as in: devise a plan
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The Fellowship of the Ring
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  • Other arrangements could be devised according to the tastes or views of those who like allegory or topical reference.
  • Or until it is found in your despite, and the Ruler has time to turn to lighter matters: to devise, say, a fitting reward for the hindrance and insolence of Gandalf the Grey.
  • ’There is some new devilry here,’ he said, ’devised for our welcome no doubt.
  • The evil that was devised long ago works on in many ways, whether Sauron himself stands or falls.

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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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