But for all the fantasies he devised, Levine, who died Tuesday at 83, was a realist.
Rove, of course, was at a safe distance from the unfolding plot, which, either he devised or had simply spontaneously generated.
Special forks were devised for ice cream and salads, for sardines and terrapins.
This strategy was devised decades before the Arab spring and its success is questionable going forward.
Somehow the British devised a range of sports heroically unsuited to the dreary local climate.
In vain new rules of discipline were devised, or the old corrected by reforms.
Have you devised any plan, lady,” said the faithful servant, “in case of this extremity?
First a secret society was organized, bound by the most stringent oaths that could be devised.
A more striking or becoming arrangement could hardly have been devised.
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.