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.

  • 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.

  • Our work has shown that agencies can improve the extent to which they devolve authority for employees to make decisions and the extent to which they hold employees accountable for results.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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