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But by what process a "vital unit" can be evolved, he does not condescend to tell us.

He insists, however, that they have been "evolved" from something, or by some unknown process.

If we have evolved the wrong women and men, then any reform of marriage is vain.

Then, from the ungainly hoyden had been evolved this charming, delicate and lovely creature.

He evolved a motor cycle with which he broke all records for speed over the ground.

"You have evolved all this from your own spiritual pride and self-sufficiency," said he, hotly.

But it was by no means a farce in the vast influences which it evolved.

These spheres, thinking creatures, could not have evolved overnight.

From the "places of note," he has evolved some of the most delicate of harmonies.

And then the three between them evolved the intricate and subtle details of the crime.

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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