Example sentences for: derives

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

  • Its name derives from Pope Gregory’s vision of the Archangel Michael — now represented by a statue on top — heralding the end of a plague in 590.

  • Most legal fiction begins with the criminal and derives the law: It's what enters at the end, deus ex machina like, to separate the heroes from the villains.

  • I think the theory derives from the familiar prejudice against intelligence, which holds that people who are too smart must be limited in other ways.

  • A cock and bull story, for example, derives from ancient fables and medieval bestiaries in which cocks moralized, bulls expostulated, and a menagerie of other animals discoursed in human language.

  • , E. cinerea ) but which is literally `near or close to heather'; and fraoch nam Meinnearach is assigned to clan Menzies, though the name probably derives from Archibald Menzies, a well-known 18th-century botanist of North America, rather than from a very rare heather this clan is not likely to have encountered, never mind worn into battle.


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