Definition of devises:
Synonyms for devises:
Lysander, taking this for the groundwork, frames and devises the rest himself, making use of not a few, nor these insignificant champions of his story, who brought the report of the child's birth into credit without any suspicion.- "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
A very poor English writer, whose works are all forgotten, and recognized as the most insignificant of the insignificant, writes a treatise on population, in which he devises a fictitious law concerning the increase of population disproportionate to the means of subsistence.- "On the Significance of Science and Art from What to Do?", Count Lyof N. Tolstoi.
- "Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter", F. Colburn Adams.