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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To come or light upon; to meet; to find.

2. (v. t.) To discover, as by study or inquiry; to find out; to devise; to contrive or produce for the first time; -- applied commonly to the discovery of some serviceable mode, instrument, or machine.

3. (v. t.) To frame by the imagination; to fabricate mentally; to forge; -- in a good or a bad sense; as, to invent the machinery of a poem; to invent a falsehood.

Strong's Hebrew
908. bada -- to devise, invent
... to devise, invent. Transliteration: bada Phonetic Spelling: (baw-daw') Short Definition:
devised. ... A primitive root; (figuratively) to invent -- devise, feign. ...
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2803. chashab -- to think, account
... make) account (of), conceive, consider, count, cunning (man, work, workman), devise,
esteem, find out, forecast, hold, imagine, impute, invent, be like, mean ...
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The Poets do not Invent all those Things which Relate to the Gods.
... The Epitome of the Divine Institutes. Addressed to His Brother Pentadius. Chap.
XII."The Poets Do Not Invent All Those Things Which Relate to the Gods. ...
/.../lactantius/the divine institutes/chap xii the poets do not.htm

But is it Only Poets whom You have Thought Proper to Allow to ...
... Book IV. 35 But is it only poets whom you have thought proper to allow
to invent unseemly´┐Ż But is it only poets whom you have ...
/.../arnobius/the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/35 but is it only.htm

Whether the virtues Annexed to Justice are Suitably Enumerated?
... Objection 1: It would seem that the virtues annexed to justice are unsuitably
enumerated Tully [*De Invent. ii, 53] reckons six, viz. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the virtues annexed to.htm

Can any Ingratitude be More Damned than that which is Fed by ...
... treasures? They despise them merely because they have them: And invent ways
to make themselves miserable in the presence of riches. ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/32 can any ingratitude be.htm

Whether the Parts of Fortitude are Suitably Assigned?
... Objection 1: It seems that the parts of fortitude are unsuitably assigned. For Tully
(De Invent. ... Objection 4: Further, according to Tully (De Invent. Rhet. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the parts of fortitude.htm

On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xxii. 42, Where the Lord Asks ...
... For with a very slanderous accuser have we to deal. If he seek to invent what
is not, how much more will he seek to object what really is. ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon xli on the words.htm

One Lion Two Lions no Lion at All
... man seems to cherish that one dread of his about the lions, as if it were his favorite
aversion and he felt it to be too much trouble to invent another excuse. ...
// on proverbs/one lion two lions no.htm

Your Origen Allows Himself to Treat of the Transmigration of Souls ...
... You also yourself assume such an authority as to turn a heretic into a martyr,
and to invent a heretical falsification of the books of Origen. ...
/.../20 your origen allows himself.htm

A Nickname Accepted
... not quite make out. They would not fit into any of their categories, and
so they had to invent a new name for them. It is never ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/a nickname accepted.htm

The Mildness of the Yellow Press
... Our yellow journalists invent quite as unscrupulously as this; their moral
condition is, as regards careful veracity, about the same. ...
// the mildness of the.htm

Invent (2 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To frame by the imagination; to fabricate mentally; to forge; -- in a good
or a bad sense; as, to invent the machinery of a poem; to invent a falsehood ...
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Improvise (1 Occurrence)
... preparation. 3. (vt) To invent, or provide, offhand, or on the spur of the
moment; as, he improvised a hammer out of a stone. 4. (vi ...
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... 6. (vt) To feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to
tell of falsely. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FABLE. ...
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Feign (11 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To pretend; to imagine; to invent; as, to
feign an injury. 2. (vt) To represent by a false appearance ...
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Devise (41 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To formulate by thought; to contrive; to invent;
to scheme; as, to devise a plan of defense, or an argument. ...
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Viol (2 Occurrences)
... (KJV WBS). Amos 6:5 That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to
themselves instruments of musick, like David; (KJV ASV WBS). ...
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Lute (13 Occurrences)
... (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV). Amos 6:5 that chant to the sound of the
lute, and invent them instruments of music, like David; (DBY). ...
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... the chief agent in their conversion to Christianity, was also the first translator
of the Bible into Gothic, a work for which he had even to invent an alphabet ...
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... the chief agent in their conversion to Christianity, was also the first translator
of the Bible into Gothic, a work for which he had even to invent an alphabet ...
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Invented (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Invent. Multi-Version Concordance
Invented (3 Occurrences). 2 Peter 1:16 For we did not ...
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Invent (2 Occurrences)

Romans 1:30
backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Amos 6:5
who strum on the strings of a harp; who invent for themselves instruments of music, like David;




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