Example sentences for: devote

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

  • All the papers cite the same reasons for Mir's demise: failed attempts to privatize the station, the apathy of the Russian public, and pressure from the U.S. and others to devote scarce funds to a proposed multinational space station.

  • Historians, as burdened by footnotes and data as biographers, seldom devote more than five years to a book.

  • Witt wants to devote his efforts to "mitigation" instead, to helping localities prepare better for the next disaster.

  • The classic example was when he woke up one day and decided that Microsoft needed to devote all its energies to the Internet.

  • President Clinton proposed big changes to Social Security . He proposed 1) to devote 62 percent of the federal surplus to shore up Social Security; 2) to invest up to a quarter of the transferred funds in stocks; and 3) to spend another 11 percent of the surplus to set up voluntary 401(k)-style "Universal Savings Accounts."

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