Great efforts have been made to devise cottonpicking machines, but, as yet, complete success has not been attained.
He set himself to devise the former as far back as 1858, but his system of signals was not adopted by the navy until 1867.
I prefer to use this app because it allows me to devise my own music playlists.
The Wiirzburg Conference is the name given to the meeting of representatives of the smaller German states in 1859 to devise some means of mutual support.
He had several interviews with the Italian patriot, and persuaded him of the impracticable nature of his plan, thereby obtaining for the government leisure to devise a more reasonable scheme.
A widow has a dower right in one-third of the real property to which her husband had absolute title, but a wife may convey or devise her real property free from her husband's right of tenancy by courtesy.
The purpose of this meeting is to devise a strategy for our company to pay off its debt.
The engineers' newest project is to devise a more efficient water filtration system.
His responsibility for Edward's illegal "devise" of the crown has been studiously minimized by Cecil himself and by his biographers.
This was enough to trouble the consciences of many excellent men; and it became necessary to devise a compromise that should set their minds at rest, by showing them that they could be at once good citizens and good Catholics.