Now it came very near to wrecking Sinclair's well-devised plans.
But it is a well-devised plan to have a reserve in the battles of society.
I have a gift of writing, but I need not wear my brain out thinking of curious essays and well-devised stories and clever plots.
His well-devised plan was defeated and the battle was as inconclusive as its predecessors.
How can we better help these forces than by well-devised emigration?
Neither was Prussian national efficiency built up merely by a well-devised and practicable policy of military aggression.
On the contrary, we are willing to assist in any well-devised scheme for their moral and social advancement.
This was a well-devised plan to secure control for the central group about Aguinaldo.
A well-devised system of electric tramways provides for local communication within the city and with the outlying suburbs.
Putting the wrong two and two together, they instantly saw in all this a well-devised scheme of delay and collusion.
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.