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 Meanings and Examples of DEVICE
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device
 n.  technique or means; instrument; machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks
Classic Sentence: (58 in 4 pages)
1  Gold ring, with masonic device.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
2  No graceful little adornment, no fanciful little device, however trivial, anywhere expressed her influence.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II
3  It was covered with a scarlet cloth, which prevented the device from being seen.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
4  His suit of armour was formed of steel, richly inlaid with gold, and the device on his shield was a young oak-tree pulled up by the roots, with the Spanish word Desdichado, signifying Disinherited.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
5  A marvellously sage plan," said Fitzurse, "and, as I think, not entirely of thine own device.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
6  A fetterlock and shacklebolt azure," said Ivanhoe; "I know not who may bear the device, but well I ween it might now be mine own.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
7  His only accomplice was one who could never give him away, and the grotesque, inconceivable nature of the device only served to make it more effective.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
8  A threadbare and venerable device, but useful upon occasion.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE MISSING THREE-QUARTER
9  And when, in spite of this, the tribunes stubbornly persisted in their efforts to pass the law, declaring the act of Herdonius to be a device of the nobles and no real danger.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII.
10  The latter device made the people ashamed to give, the former ashamed to refuse.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XLVIII.
11  And this device was afterwards followed by many other captains.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XII.
12  Here I must not omit to notice the device practised by Fabius to give his army confidence, when he led it for the first time into Etruria.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXXIII.
13  And as this device was dexterously used it merits imitation.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXXIII.
14  He never understood the legal device that was used against him but what remained of the millions went intact to Ella Kaye.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
15  Possibly, it was an instinctive device of her spirit to relieve itself by the exhibition of these phantasmagoric forms, from the cruel weight and hardness of the reality.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
Example Sentence: (48 in 4 pages)
16  We feel safe with a protective device in the house.
17  Feminism is simply another device to ensnare women.
18  The device simulates conditions in space quite closely.
19  Rescuers used a special device for finding people trapped in collapsed buildings.
20  The television receiver is an electronic device.
21  Anti-gravity device could change air travel.
22  A national newspaper received an anonymous phone call warning about the attack just minutes before the first device exploded.
23  A device consisting of a dial and an arrow that is spun to indicate the next move in some board games.
24  The phone includes a mechanical device that can make the phone vibrate when it would ring or make a sound, such as an incoming call or an alarm.
25  In light of the above, it is an object of the present invention to provide a device and a method which can superficially incise prepared meat products .
26  It is just plain malicious software designed to corrupt your device or steal your information.
27  A device for transmitting rotary motion, consisting of a handle or arm attached at right angles to a shaft.
28  The soliloquy is a device used by the dramatist to reveal a character's innermost thoughts and emotions.
29  This latest device will antiquate the ice-cube tray.
30  A bellows is a device for delivering pressurized air in a controlled quantity to a controlled location.