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devise
used in Great Expectations

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Definition
to come up with a way of doing something — typically a creative idea or plan
  • I had cut my knuckles against the pale young gentleman's teeth, and I twisted my imagination into a thousand tangles, as I devised incredible ways of accounting for that damnatory circumstance when I should be haled before the Judges.
    Chapter 12 (9% in)
  • In the mean time, Herbert and I were to consider separately what it would be best to say; whether we should devise any pretence of being afraid that he was under suspicious observation; or whether I, who had never yet been abroad, should propose an expedition.
    Chapter 43 (22% in)

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