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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of evolve.


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  • If all organized animal life was evolved from the moneron, a creature of one substance, homogeneous, how were creatures of more than one substance evolved without more being _evolved_ than was _involved_?

    The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, Volume 1, January, 1880

  • But the title evolved into that of chief of staff, reflecting the situation in the White House and elsewhere.

    William Bradley: The Jerry Brown Era Unfolds (Again)

  • But over time, in Beirut, the word evolved into a shorthand for the constellation of neighborhoods—including Haret Hreik, Tayuneh, and Shiyah—just outside the city limits.

    Day of Honey

  • Eventually, the word evolved to mean small bread, but, according to Alice Ross, an upstate New York food historian who gives classes on historical baking, what was called cake was made with much better ingredients.

    Let Me Eat Cake

  • So here we have the personal opinion of a professor in chemistry, famous for his work on carbenes, commenting on evolution and at the same time his title evolved into professor of biochemistry.

    The unexpected promotion of Phil Skell - The Panda's Thumb

  • As the expression evolved into the vernacular of college sports, many failed to realize that the Little Sisters of the Poor is, in fact

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  • In recent years, as Google has seemingly come to rule the Web, as closed ecosystems like Facebook and Apple's iOS empire have thrived, and as political winds have shifted against Web technologies like Flash, the term evolved to reflect the more complicated interplay between multiple platforms with varying degrees of openness.

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  • The word evolved from the Italian court masques, which were different forms of entertainment for royalty.


  • Because filibusters of previous centuries strove to interfere with foreign regimes, the term evolved to refer to anyone who attempted to obstruct the government, as our legislators occasionally see fit to do when a particularly troublesome bill comes before them.

    mental_floss Blog

  • LY: As the project has progressed, the title evolved and it's now "The Eric Clapton Visual Anthology."

    Where's Eric! News


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