device (n.) Old form(s): deuice, Deuices , deuises
plan, scheme, intention
Ham III.ii.222[First Player as King to his Queen] our devices still are overthrown
LLL V.i.131[Mote to Holofernes, of the pageant] An excellent device!
MND I.ii.96[Quince to all] if we meet in the city we shall be dogged with company, and our devices known
MV III.iv.81[Portia to Nerissa] I'll tell thee all my whole device / When I am in my coach
TS I.i.190.1[Tranio to Lucentio, of the plan that Lucentio should teach Bianca] That's your device
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