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devise
used in As You Like It

4 uses
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Definition
to come up with a way of doing something — typically a creative idea or plan
  • From henceforth I will, coz, and devise sports: let me see; what think you of falling in love?
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — A Lawn before the DUKE'S Palace (9% in)
  • Therefore devise with me how we may fly, Whither to go, and what to bear with us: And do not seek to take your charge upon you, To bear your griefs yourself, and leave me out; For, by this heaven, now at our sorrows pale, Say what thou canst, I'll go along with thee.
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — A Room in the Palace (73% in)
  • Let's away, And get our jewels and our wealth together; Devise the fittest time and safest way To hide us from pursuit that will be made After my flight.
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — A Room in the Palace (97% in)
  • I shall devise something: but, I pray you, commend my counterfeiting to him.
    4.3 — Act 4 Scene 3 — Another part of the Forest (99% in)

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