Example sentences for: devolve

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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