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devise
used in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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Definition
to come up with a way of doing something — typically a creative idea or plan
  • The other was a most artful deceiver, and could be understood only by such as were skilful enough to detect his cunningly-devised frauds.
    Chapter 10 (47% in)
  • I bent myself to devising ways and means for our escape, and meanwhile strove, on all fitting occasions, to impress them with the gross fraud and inhumanity of slavery.
    Chapter 10 (62% in)
  • Mr. Ruggles was then very deeply engaged in the memorable Darg case, as well as attending to a number of other fugitive slaves, devising ways and means for their successful escape; and, though watched and hemmed in on almost every side, he seemed to be more than a match for his enemies.
    Chapter 11 (56% in)

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