To get a resolution about genocide passed, he devised a letter-writing campaign.
Somehow the British devised a range of sports heroically unsuited to the dreary local climate.
Rove, of course, was at a safe distance from the unfolding plot, which, either he devised or had simply spontaneously generated.
This strategy was devised decades before the Arab spring and its success is questionable going forward.
And he was a prankster, who devised outlandish even fiendish tricks to play on friends and unsuspecting associates.
In vain new rules of discipline were devised, or the old corrected by reforms.
Evidently a new plan must be devised if every body is to be satisfied.
First a secret society was organized, bound by the most stringent oaths that could be devised.
Let us hope that by this time something better has been devised for them all.
In connexion with extension elaborate psycho-physical experiments have been devised,.
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.