In his return to the camp, his acute and practised intellects were intently engaged in devising
means to counteract a watchfulness and suspicion on the part of his enemies, that he knew were, in no degree, inferior to his own.
She inherited her mother's gift for devising
drapery and costume.
The "rich blacksmith's daughter" cast the thought of dotted Swiss behind her, and elected to follow Rebecca in cheesecloth as she had in higher matters; straightway devising
costumes that included such drawing of threads, such hemstitching and pin-tucking, such insertions of fine thread tatting that, in order to be finished, Rebecca's dress was given out in sections,--the sash to Hannah, waist and sleeves to Mrs.
I bent myself to devising
ways and means for our escape, and meanwhile strove, on all fitting occasions, to impress them with the gross fraud and inhumanity of slavery.
It was so unaccountable not to be obliged to go out to see her, not to have any occasion to be tormenting myself about her, not to have to write to her, not to be scheming and devising
opportunities of being alone with her.
Also, by the time Eppie was three years old, she developed a fine capacity for mischief, and for devising
ingenious ways of being troublesome, which found much exercise, not only for Silas's patience, but for his watchfulness and penetration.
Thence up he flew, and on the Tree of Life, The middle Tree and highest there that grew, Sat like a Cormorant; yet not true Life Thereby regaind, but sat devising
Death To them who liv'd; nor on the vertue thought Of that life-giving Plant, but only us'd For prospect, what well us'd had bin the pledge Of immortalitie.
But it does not please me, thou knave,'' said Cedric, ``that I should be made to suppose otherwise for two hours, and sit here devising
vengeance against my neighbours for wrongs they have not done me.
Bethink thee thou art working against thyself, plotting thine own dishonour, devising
thine own ruin.
Concerning the Difficulties of the Convention in Devising
a Proper Form of Government From the Daily Advertiser.
The river suggested fishing and so he waddled upon its shores, catching fish after a fashion of his own devising
and eating them raw.
I ran to the house in Soho, and (to make assurance doubly sure) destroyed my papers; thence I set out through the lamplit streets, in the same divided ecstasy of mind, gloating on my crime, light-headedly devising
others in the future, and yet still hastening and still hearkening in my wake for the steps of the avenger.