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used in Ulysses by James Joyce

3 uses
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to come up with a way of doing something — typically a creative idea or plan
  • He rests, disarmed of fatherhood, having devised that mystical estate upon his son.
    Episode 9 — Scylla And Charybdis (70% in)
  • And full fair cheer and rich was on the board that no wight could devise a fuller ne richer.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (9% in)
  • Well observed and those pannier pockets of the skirt and slightly pegtop effect are devised to suggest bunchiness of hip.
    Episode 15 — Circe (49% in)

There are no more uses of "devise" in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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