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.

  • 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.

  • 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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