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devise
used in In Cold Blood

5 uses
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Definition
to come up with a way of doing something — typically a creative idea or plan
  • No. Because the plan was Dick's, and from first footfall to final silence, flawlessly devised.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (48% in)
  • Probably the best solution-at least, the best Perry could devise-was to leave the stuff with "Jesus."
    2 — Persons Unknown (61% in)
  • Imagine going all out to impress a man you were going to kill, a man who wouldn't be alive ten minutes from now-not if the plan he and Dick had devised went smoothly.
    3 — Answer (16% in)
  • Another method of escape, suicide, replaced them in his musings; and despite the jailer's precautions (no mirror, no belt or tie or shoelaces), he had devised a way to do it.
    4 — The Corner (16% in)
  • How was the good-hearted Mr. Ziegler to know that nothing ailed the machine-that this was a ruse devised to rob and kill would-be Samaritans?
    4 — The Corner (80% in)

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