Example sentences for: devolved

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.


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