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- 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)
There are no more uses of "devise" in In Cold Blood.
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