from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Devised by one's self.


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  • A vital part of the weekend paper for my wife and I is our self-devised celebrity birthday game.

    Good to Meet You: Ian Robinson

  • Doc next appeared in New York in 1969 at Columbia University handing out $50 bills to students as part of an self-devised economic experiment.

    Tom Teicholz: "DOC" on PBS: The life and fictions of Harold Humes

  • That the film fails to achieve greatness is perhaps inherent to its having to follow up its own self-devised pop culture phenomenon, yet this fact alone makes its successes all the more astonishing.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Don't we all understand that high schoolers 'self-devised categories and peer comeuppances, including the petty cruelties Milner deplores, are just tools for the basic project of adolescence, which is a hunt for identity?

    The Kids Are All Right

  • She and I had omitted the new agora from our self-devised itinerary, but Aulus found it easily.

    See Delphi and Die

  • The ways and means which they prescribe and use for the attaining of it, are such as are no way directed by the divine wisdom of Christ in the Scripture; -- such as multiplied confessions to priests, irregular, ridiculous fastings, penances, self-macerations of the body, unlawful vows, self-devised rules of discipline and habits, with the like trinkets innumerable.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • And so will all self-devised ways of mortification end.


  • My apology is this: that wherever the returned missionary goes, even among God's people, he finds himself obliged to defend his work to some who regard it as an impractical and self-devised effort at doing good, rather than the simple carrying out of the expressed will of God.

    The First Soprano

  • But the papists omit faith altogether and teach self-devised traditions and works that are not commanded of God, indeed are contrary to the Word of God, and for these traditions they demand preferred attention and obedience.

    A Commentary on St. Paul���s Epistle to the Galatians

  • By self-devised processes it has brought to our knowledge the content of the whole external universe which lies at distances so great from us that one is almost appalled in the contemplation of the distance.

    Watchman, What of the Night?


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