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devices, leave someone to their own


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Leave someone to do as they wish without supervision. Device in the sense of ‘inclination’ or ‘fancy’ is now obsolete in the singular, and in the plural survives only in this expression and in the phrase devices and desires in the General Confession in the Book of Common Prayer.


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