He is said to have constructed at least two devices, complete with fuses.
Left to his or her own devices, the ways in which readers imagine fictional worlds made manifest are infinite.
Under Russian rule, the once-autonomous kehilot were put to sinister new use as devices of control and oppression.
Left to their own devices, they will destroy public education.
He wants a country that leaves people to their own devices, and only intervenes for the most vulnerable.
You see, he had broken into my workshop, destroyed some devices I was working on and stole a lot of my tools.
“Surely you are rather hard upon arts and devices,” said Philip.
After being roughly introduced to several of the retainers as a new comrade, Oswald was left to follow his own devices.
They were not devices to cultivate or gratify licentiousness.
And they have adopted the devices of these three animals as the general Totemic types and bond of their separation into clans.
late 13c., from Old French devis "division, separation, disposition, wish, desire; coat of arms, emblem; last will," from deviser "to divide, distribute" (see devise). Sense of "method by which something is divided" arose in French and led to modern meaning.
device de·vice (dĭ-vīs')
A contrivance or an invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks.