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Deviser   Listen

A person who makes plans.  Synonyms: contriver, planner.

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"Deviser" Quotes from Famous Books

... commit sin; and the two who are especially distinguished and who relate their stories at length are Ulysses (Canto xxvi.) and Count Guy of Montefeltro, a great Ghibeline leader (xxvii.). The former probably owes his place here to Virgil's epithet scelerum inventor, deviser of crimes. In a passage which has deservedly become famous, he gratifies Dante's curiosity as to the manner of his end. The passage, apart from its poetic beauty, is remarkable as being, so far as can be traced, due entirely to the poet's own invention. At all events, beyond two or ...
— Dante: His Times and His Work • Arthur John Butler

Words linked to "Deviser" :   schemer, tactician, mortal, devise, strategian, designer, planner, plotter, someone, strategist, somebody, intriguer, soul, maneuverer, individual, person, contriver, manoeuvrer

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