Sentence Examples


  • They want better homes, accesses to more temples, a variety of food, schools etc. Homes will "devolve" if the people are not getting a specific need, like access to a doctor or recreations.
  • Could the crown of the eldest daughter of the Church be allowed to devolve upon a relapsed heretic?
  • The regular duty of the bishop, but he could devolve it, if he thought fit, on a presbyter or deacon, or even on a layman.
  • Indeed the support of the London Missionary Society has come to devolve almost wholly on Congregationalists, a responsibility recognized by the Union in 1889 and again in 1904.
  • Large powers devolve upon other officers, such as the "Chief of the Staff," the "Foreign Secretary," and the "Chancellor," who direct affairs from the "International Headquarters" in London.