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Sample sentences for the GRE study word devolve

devolve can be used as a verb

1.On great neas shall devolve the reign. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
2.the king's brother, who had confidently expected that on the demise of the old king the government of the country would devolve upon them. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
3.Our care devolves on others left behind. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
4.It devolved upon him to even up the affair a little before his mother came back. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
5.As the protection of their island now devolved upon themselves they were always on the look-out for danger. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
6.It is not a subject on which I would willingly dwell, and yet I am conscious that a duty devolves upon me to omit no detail. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
7.King Priam being himself too advanced in years for active service, the command of the army devolved upon his eldest son, the brave and valiant Hector. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
8.The responsibility of giving the lady away devolved upon the Aged, which led to the clergyman's being unintentionally scandalized, and it happened thus. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
9.Maylie was every ready and collected performing all the duties which had devolved upon her, steadily, and, to all external appearances, even cheerfully. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
10.The son, a steady respectable young man, was amply provided for by the fortune of his mother, which had been large, and half of which devolved on him on his coming of age. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
11.I figure to myself that the task of attending on your sickbed has devolved on some mercenary old nurse, who could never guess your wishes nor minister to them with the care and affection of your poor cousin. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley

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