We had a system in the operating-room as perfect as I could devise it.
I will devise it to humanity, and John Burke shall execute the will.
His researches on the dynamo caused him to devise what he calls an 'harmonic engine.'
But try as I might, I could only devise something so commonplace that I let the clay spoil.
During their walk they might devise some means of breaking the news in a gentle way.
They dare not devise good for man's estate, And yet they know not that they do not dare.
And they ate it uncooked, dipping it up in their hands, unable to devise any other way.
How shall we devise a remedy and way of escape out of so great a danger?
We must, if it be at all possible, devise some means of saving his life.
Marital confidences might well upset the best-laid plans I could devise.