Sentence Examples


  • By which the succession devolved upon Mary, and now he violated his oath by signing Edward's " device " of the crown to Lady Jane Grey.
  • The administration of taxation, the distribution of booty, and the regulation of the calendar also devolved upon them.
  • The leadership now devolved upon Simon, the last survivor of the sons of Mattathias.
  • Two sons of this last earl succeeded one another, and the title then devolved, for want of male issue, on the lineal descendants of Sir Gilbert Talbot of Grafton in Worcestershire, third son of John, the 2nd earl.
  • To the dignity of a duke, but as he left no son this title died along with him in 1718, and the earldom of Shrewsbury devolved on his cousin Gilbert, a Roman Catholic priest.