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  • Such is undoubtedly true of most well-devised first-person narrators, which is one reason I believe this method of storytelling is almost always more promising as a way of creating distinctive, aesthetically pleasing works of fiction than the kind of close-in third-person narration that has in most literary fiction become more or less the only available alternative (and that is probably often used precisely because it does lend itself more easily to screen adaptation.)

    Point of View in Fiction

  • Instead, we will look at our superdelegates and vote against every one of them that supported Obama and therefore supported of a well-devised machine to make sure that a woman does not become president.

    West Virginia Gov. not ready to call race for Obama

  • Thou hast been trained from thy post by some deep guile — some well-devised stratagem — the cry of some distressed maiden has caught thine ear, or the laughful look of some merry one has taken thine eye.

    The Talisman

  • In such an ever-tightening dilemma, well-devised and professionally-handled planning (urban and regional) can go a long way not only in solving the problems of housing, transport and utility infrastructures, and water supply and sanitation, but also of poverty, growth and environment.

    Town planning for Bangladesh : Vision 2020

  • “With respect to the 401k, it appears to be a plan that is not really well-devised for the changes in the market,” Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., said.

    Archive 2008-11-09

  • Whereas, if we proceed tentatively, as we find ourselves able,83 we can complete any well-devised attempt at our leisure,84 and, in case of any obvious failure, take warning and not repeat it.

    Ways and Means

  • Takadayama at a height of 2100 feet on a well-devised series of zigzags, eight of which in one place could be seen one below another.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • A well-devised, three-prong strategy, including a new regulation and control framework, is in place.

    Contents

  • First, was this particular questionnaire well-devised?

    Or None of the Above

  • No system however well-devised could destroy a prisoner's will to escape.

    Secret Mission Moluk

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