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I still do find it a tremendously useful device to invent a character and have the character sing the song.
As a Harvard undergraduate, he used systolic blood pressure readings to invent the lie detector test.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Did McCarthy invent the portrayal of violence in fiction, or should that laurel go to Homer?Compliments Are Nice, but Enough With the Cormac McCarthy Comparisons|William Giraldi|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By using an alter ego, he liberates himself, relaxes himself so he can invent freely.The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure|Joe Morgenstern|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not surprisingly, the losers were now winning engineers; one of the MIT graduates had gone on to invent ear buds for Apple.These Undocumented Teens Outsmarted MIT—and Still Cant Get Real Jobs in America|Jonathan Alter|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Go boldly up to him, and invent some pretence to address him, or wait in this angle of deep shade, and see what would happen next?In the Days of My Youth|Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
I shall implore you to invent any way that will enable me to realize life!Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
None but philosophers could invent, and none but philosophers would adopt, a philosophical language.Practical Education, Volume I|Maria Edgeworth
Schopenhauer wonders why Nature did not take it into her head to invent two entirely separate species of men.We Philologists, Volume 8 (of 18)|Friedrich Nietzsche
It is this desire to dominate which inspires him to avoid truths over which he has no sway and to invent myths.Fantazius Mallare|Ben Hecht