As a society, we devise laws that are meant to make society a just place for all—but we fail so often.
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.
“There is now great confusion among commanders and leaders how to devise battle plans for this and next year,” Zabihullah says.
On gaining the pine grove, a council was held to devise what was the most prudent step to take.
He used all means that he could devise to ascertain whether it were indeed so.
Happy will be the man who can devise truly available means of supplying this grand want in our Work-World!
The flowers have therefore to devise a means for the transport of the pollen.
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.