Example sentences for: devolve

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

  • I won't give you the whole "we're the guardians of the First Amendment" speech here--though I do recommend it for getting past the rope line at political events--but I do think that without the purifying influence of the press, the United States would devolve into a totalitarian police state within about 20 minutes.

  • DURHAM, N.H.--It didn't take long for tonight's Republican debate to devolve into chaos.

  • Yeah, I saw that story about the placement of anti-drug messages, and, while I agree with the Times in general that this has the potential to devolve into propaganda, I also happen to believe that anyone who does anything just because Blossom told him to gets whatever he deserves.

  • As the budgets, functions, and points of service of many government programs devolve to state and local government, private entities and nonprofit organizations, and other third parties, it may become harder for GAO to obtain the records it needs to complete audits and evaluations.

  • devolve decisionmaking authority within a framework of mission-oriented processes in exchange for accountability for results,

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