Example sentences for: devotes

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

  • Gere is Ike Graham, a New York-based USA Today columnist, who hears about Maggie in a bar and, without even a call to confirm his facts ( check ), devotes his next piece to an un-PC screed on the inconstancy of all women ( check ) with this "runaway bride" as Exhibit A. The column makes him instantly ( check ) unpopular with all those Manhattan USA Today readers ( check ) who recognize him on the street ( check ), not to mention the hordes of small-town USA Today readers who wait for the paper's delivery truck as if it were the Good Humor man ( check ). After the subject of the column responds with a letter composed on a manual typewriter ( check ) disputing its facts, his editor and ex-wife ( check ) (Rita Wilson) promptly ( check ) fires him ( check ).

  • Time devotes nearly its entire issue to Princess Di.

  • On the other hand, the shared main entry for watershed has twenty-three words in CED but 93 in Cobuild . And the word waterless is a main entry in Cobuild , explained in twenty words, whereas in CED it is naught but a so-called “undefined runon”—merely mentioned, but not explained explicitly, as a sub-entry at water . So CED enters more items than Cobuild , but devotes less space to explaining them.

  • The magazine devotes a double issue to money.

  • (The Oxford English Dictionary devotes twenty-one pages to set ). Another strategy often used to assure comprehension is to use a one-letter word and then to follow it with the meaning intended.


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