I try to devise some way to help her.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
His absence from the disaster had made him an outsider, and he would never regain what he had lost here—which meant it was time to devise a new plan of action.
Neal Shusterman -- Unwind
He almost hoped he never found out what they had devised for his friends.
James Dashner -- The Death Cure
Tell us, creature, or when I get you home, I will set to torturing you in every way I can devise….
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
I got turned away from the ICU by Mia’s nurses, and then Kim and I devised this whole plan to sneak in.
Gayle Forman -- Where She Went
"I devised a special retrieval device," Freak says.
Rodman Philbrick -- Freak the Mighty
People are running and sweating and devising ways to check each other out without getting caught.
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
While I’m sure your men won’t like that much, we’ll have a very long time to devise our next move."
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
My interactions with him had grown unpleasant, as I resented the fact that I worked for the nastiest man in construction services, and he seemed to take perverse pleasure in treating me in as degrading a manner as he could devise.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
Three hours later dinner was ready ( it consisted of fish balls cooked Polynesian style with a sweet-and-sour sauce of my own devising), and there was no sign of my guests.
Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
The song was obviously of his own devising, a rather candid revelation about the personal habits of a local nobleman.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
Cinder was grateful that the doctor had so easily devised a story, but it also unnerved her.
Marissa Meyer -- Cinder
In fact, I had devised a detailed schedule for the next couple of weeks.
Jojo Moyes -- Me Before You
Mr. Benedict had expected him to be a leader to his friends, to be smart enough to devise a plan, to be brave.
Trenton Lee Stewart -- The Mysterious Benedict Society
Toward evening they set her at the easiest task they could devise — the making of corn pudding.
Elizabeth George Speare -- The Witch of Blackbird Pond
I would have to use my all to perhaps find an unknown metal, strong but very light, or devise a different formula for a known one, mix some bronze with some iron and some air in a way ignored for a thousand years.
William Goldman -- The Princess Bride
They devised a trick.
Jerry Spinelli -- Stargirl
And so we devised a plan.
Sharon Creech -- Walk Two Moons
I think she lacked the imagination to devise more interesting commands.
Gail Carson Levine -- Ella Enchanted
Once the Indian had resigned himself to mastering twenty-six letters, he took them in a gulp, scorning the childish candle and door and table that Matt had devised.
Elizabeth George Speare -- The Sign of the Beaver
Since my new friends and I never had any money, we devised what we thought was an extraordinarily clever way to ride for free.
Leon Leyson -- The Boy on the Wooden Box
I go online and devise a running plan.
Holly Goldberg Sloan -- Counting by 7s
All these people, in conjunction with the State Department of Education in Tallahassee, have helped to devise this emergency relocation plan.
Edward Bloor -- Tangerine
Thank you, sir, but Mr. Curran and I will devise a sufficient punishment.
Christina Baker Kline -- Orphan Train
So the night after the first day of school, I prepared a list of questions, questions that seemed to be the most basic units of information I could devise.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
The officials were in the regulation dress devised by the President—short-sleeved jackets, cravats, in place of shirts and ties.
V.S. Naipaul -- A Bend in the River
But one late afternoon in June nearly brought a disastrous ending to the precarious equilibrium she had devised for herself.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
It seemed to me like he was buying time while he devised an answer.
Becca Fitzpatrick -- Hush, Hush
You and I know, of course, that Mr. Poe was panicking over Sunny and the Incredibly Deadly Viper, but all Violet knew was that whatever ruse her siblings had devised was still working.
Lemony Snicket -- The Reptile Room
Now it was time for the explanation I had devised.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
They’d already devised a nickname for it.
Dave Eggers -- A Hologram for the King
And yet every time I devised some pretext to get her on her own, here he came, thump thump thump, sheepish grin, arm around her shoulder, wrecking everything.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
Is there not some magick the four of you can devise to give us the best chance of it?
Nora Roberts -- Dark Witch
In order to keep you safe, we devised a way for you to be separated from us.
Veronica Roth -- Insurgent
Maraa Isabel devises a plan to stay.
Sonia Nazario -- Enrique’s Journey
Whoever devised the Quarter Quell system had prepared for centuries of Hunger Games.
Suzanne Collins -- Catching Fire
He had to devise something that could etch up the patch area so the glue would stick.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
I have devised for my own private amusement the most ingenious ways of carrying out a murder.
Agatha Christie -- And Then There Were None
Jackson has devised a game called "Real or Not Real" to help Peeta.
Suzanne Collins -- Mockingjay
I’m beginning to think we — meaning the person whose death I’m now devising and me — we might actually have gone unnoticed.
Suzanne Collins -- The Hunger Games