Example sentences for: derives

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

  • Fox panelists Mara Liasson and Juan Williams speculate that her "Abe Lincoln status" derives from her refusal to participate in the Washington social scene.

  • If the media is intentionally promoting the cause of campaign finance reform, it is doing so despite the clear benefits it derives from the current system--and that it stands to lose under a reformed one.

  • No less an authority than Professor Robert A. Hall, Jr., of Cornell University, one of the world's leading figures in Romance linguistics and historical linguistics, the author of dozens of scholarly books and hundreds of scholarly articles, states that it derives ultimately from Cantonese Pidgin Portuguese through Chinese Pidgin English ( Pidgin and Creole Languages , Cornell University Press, 1966, p.

  • One possibility is etymonym (pronounced ehTYM-o-nym), using the coined combining form etymo- (from the Greek etymon meaning the true meaning of a word, which derives from etymos meaning true or real).

  • But perhaps some consideration should be given to separating squash racquets more precisely from those games from which it derives and with which it is often confused.

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