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To meet this heavy expense the ministers had to devise all sorts of expedients to raise money.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
A more potent and public method of ridicule would be difficult to devise.
A LETTER FROM MR. CIBBER TO MR. POPECOLLEY CIBBER
Thus the facts help us devise the number phrase, and the phrase helps revive the facts.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
But the prince will devise such things as are worthy of a prince, and he shall stand above the rulers.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
No lawgiver had ever been able to devise a perfect and immortal form of government.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
She had come in search of Val's desk; which she found, and proceeded to devise means of opening it.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
On more than one state occasion she has had to devise something in a hurry because her wardrobe had run low.
WAYS OF WAR AND PEACEDELIA AUSTRIAN
Meantime, Joe had been puzzling his wits and wishing his wife was there to devise some plan for the wayfarer.
ST. NICHOLAS, VOL. 5, NO. 5, MARCH, 1878VARIOUS
As he hurried back to the Casa Grande he tried to devise some method of saving this unfortunate.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
Three days, madame, three whole days in that dingy hole, trying in vain to devise some means of overcoming my wife's resistance.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE

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