toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

devise
used in Leaves of Grass

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
to come up with a way of doing something — typically a creative idea or plan
  • My Legacy The business man the acquirer vast, After assiduous years surveying results, preparing for departure, Devises houses and lands to his children, bequeaths stocks, goods, funds for a school or hospital, Leaves money to certain companions to buy tokens, souvenirs of gems and gold.
    Book 33 — SONGS OF PARTING (55% in)
  • But I, my life surveying, closing, With nothing to show to devise from its idle years, Nor houses nor lands, nor tokens of gems or gold for my friends, Yet certain remembrances of the war for you, and after you, And little souvenirs of camps and soldiers, with my love, I bind together and bequeath in this bundle of songs.
    Book 33 — SONGS OF PARTING (56% in)

There are no more uses of "devise" in Leaves of Grass.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®