Example sentences for: devolved

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

  • After Ann left William (whose once-promising career as a salesman had devolved into an impecunious one as a roving violinist), she hooked up with a wealthy Jewish tire tycoon named Joel Jacobs.

  • Let's stipulate that high-school males of yesteryear were a rowdy, school-stoning, carriage-tipping, teacher-beating, horse-whipping, liquor-soaked bunch of devolved maniacs.

  • David Trimble, the province's designated first minister in a devolved government, was warmly praised in both Britain and the Irish Republic for having won the agreement Saturday of 58 percent of his Ulster Unionist Party to share power with republican Sinn Fein, its traditional enemy.

  • In London, the left-wing tabloid Daily Mirror said that Trimble, the first minister-designate of a new devolved Northern Ireland government (which was supposed to have been formed, but wasn't, at Thursday's chaotic inaugural meeting of the provincial parliament in Belfast), should give his prize back to the Swedes.

  • But the Times and the Daily Telegraph both underscored the political risks that Trimble, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is running by backing off from his party's traditional "no guns, no government" stand--a policy of refusing to share power with Adams' Sinn Fein Party in a devolved Northern Ireland parliament before the Irish Republican Army hands over any of its weapons.


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