Then Germany and France were forced into devising a detailed rescue plan, which, in fact, is unfolding this weekend.
And part of the art is devising names that convey the essence of the condition and all its ramifications.
The FEC has been entrusted with devising new rules—but for now at least, the disclosure requirement is no longer operative.
Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell tried to save health care by devising a compromise in early August.
It was plain enough that he was devising some expedient to escape the three-master.
It's an infamous thing of your devising, Messer Gonzaga, an odious lie!
The Germans showed more than common ingenuity in devising traps to hinder the advance of the Allies.
His former picture had a subject such as it was, of his own devising.
Beside the fire, my master fell to devising about the state of the country, as burgesses love to do.
But Patroclus, devising evils against the Trojans, rushed on.
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.