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devise
used in Love's Labour's Lost

6 uses
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Definition
to come up with a way of doing something — typically a creative idea or plan
  • Who devised this penalty?
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — The King of Navarre's park (42% in)
  • If any man be seen to talk with a woman within the term of three years, he shall endure such public shame as the rest of the court can possibly devise.'
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — The King of Navarre's park (45% in)
  • If drawing my sword against the humour of affection would deliver me from the reprobate thought of it, I would take Desire prisoner, and ransom him to any French courtier for a new-devised curtsy.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — The park (33% in)
  • Devise, wit; write, pen; for I am for whole volumes in folio.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — The park (99% in)
  • And win them too; therefore let us devise Some entertainment for them in their tents.
    4.3 — Act 4 Scene 3 — The same (96% in)
  • I abhor such fanatical phantasimes, such insociable and point-devise companions; such rackers of orthography, as to speak dout, fine, when he should say doubt; det when he should pronounce debt,—d, e, b, t, not d, e, t: he clepeth a calf, cauf; half, hauf; neighbour vocatur nebour, neigh abbreviated ne.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The King of Navarre's park (15% in)

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