Example sentences for: devolve

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

  • Second, when investigations devolve into nothing more than political or personal harassment, the prospective expense encourages prosecutors to shut down sooner rather than later.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • It sat like a ball on a hill: Ultimately, it had to roll down one side of the hill and collapse into democracy, or roll the other way and devolve into the personality-cult despotism of a local tyrant.

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

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