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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EVOLVE

It is doubtful if it was mentally prepared to entertain it, or evolve the idea.

No doubt she could evolve a delicious gum from the mesquite and the incense plant.

But it was a truce only and there was no indication that it could ever evolve into friendship.

By the teeth of her very cats did she evolve her succulent clover.

But only time and circumstance could evolve a strong minister.

And Stingaree, chin on chest, was left in peace to evolve a way of escape.

She creates with them diverging series of species that will evolve separately.

We should try to evolve something absolutely American, don't you think?

If a new plan is needed, the commander will evolve one and adopt it.

What a system of philosophy he might evolve out of his consciousness!

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "to unfold, open out, expand," from Latin evolvere "to unroll," especially of books; figuratively "to make clear, disclose; to produce, develop," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + volvere "to roll" (see volvox). Meaning "to develop by natural processes to a higher state" is from 1832. Related: Evolved; evolving.

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