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The House of Mirth
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devise -- as in: devise a plan
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The House of Mirth
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  • She guessed that he was too shy to come up to her, and that she would have to devise some means of approach which should not appear to be an advance on her part.
  • It was apparently Trenor himself who had been occupying the seat in question, for it was overhung by a cloud of cigar smoke, and near it stood one of those intricate folding tables which British ingenuity has devised to facilitate the circulation of tobacco and spirits.

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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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