Example sentences for: devolved

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

  • This justification devolved into the light irony defense: Our show may be rubbish, but we know it's rubbish.

  • 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.

  • As decision making has devolved from the autocrat to the ordinary citizen, it is the ordinary citizen--the anonymous Everyman, an embodiment of rights and responsibilities shared by all--whose name is increasingly invoked.

  • 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.

  • But although these countries were generally satisfied with the progress they had made, they continued to struggle with a number of important issues, such as the acceptable level of risk and the extent to which decisionmaking authority should be devolved to a given organizational level.


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