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devise
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

2 uses
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Definition
to come up with a way of doing something — typically a creative idea or plan
  • I have devised seven separate explanations, each of which would cover the facts as far as we know them.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (41% in)
  • At first it seemed to be impossible, but I soon devised a means.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (56% in)

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