Example sentences for: derives

How can you use “derives” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The stark drama of the mountain landscapes derives from the fact that, in geological terms, the Rockies were born “yesterday” and have not had the time to settle into more stable forms.

  • This universalization derives from the biblical faith that all persons are created in the image of God.

  • In the same piece, he traces savvy to Portuguese, which might be correct, but Mencken's American Language derives it from the Spanish sabe . Professor Kaye's nuance word is, at a guess, a suggestion from a word-processor's spelling checker which was derailed by nonce word .

  • flash in the pan This phrase sounds as if it derives from the way that prospectors pan rivers for gold.

  • It has often been derives from the name of the clown Grock, an allusion to the red sunburnt noses of seaside holidaymakers.


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