With members of the media present, the caucus makes them wait for seven minutes outside while they devise a game plan.
I am at this moment engaged in the humbling task of trying to devise a correct strategy in Afghanistan.
Obama has failed to defuse Republican opposition or devise a long-term plan.
One hopes that one or several of the GOP presidential candidates will devise a more compelling economic message and reform agenda.
She would probably like to devise a solution with the French president.
On gaining the pine grove, a council was held to devise what was the most prudent step to take.
We had a system in the operating-room as perfect as I could devise it.
Happy will be the man who can devise truly available means of supplying this grand want in our Work-World!
And they ate it uncooked, dipping it up in their hands, unable to devise any other way.
It now remains for some inventor of Einsteinian proclivities to devise one in several dimensions!
early 13c., "to form, fashion;" c.1300, "to plan, contrive," from Old French deviser "dispose in portions, arrange, plan, contrive" (in modern French, "to chat, gossip"), from Vulgar Latin *divisare, frequentative of Latin dividere "to divide" (see divide). Modern sense is from "to arrange a division" (especially via a will), a meaning present in the Old French word. Related: Devised; devising.