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used in The Fellowship of the Ring

4 uses
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to come up with a way of doing something — typically a creative idea or plan
  • Other arrangements could be devised according to the tastes or views of those who like allegory or topical reference.
    Forward (66% in)
  • Or until it is found in your despite, and the Ruler has time to turn to lighter matters: to devise, say, a fitting reward for the hindrance and insolence of Gandalf the Grey.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Council of Elrond (66% in)
  • 'There is some new devilry here,' he said, 'devised for our welcome no doubt.
    2.5 — Book 2 Chapter 5 — The Bridge of Khazad-dum (66% in)
  • The evil that was devised long ago works on in many ways, whether Sauron himself stands or falls.
    2.7 — Book 2 Chapter 7 — The Mirror of Galadriel (92% in)

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