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de vuh looh shuhn

  • n  the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality
  • n  the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)

  • I guess I could spin this coincidence into a mournful essay on the devolution of movie culture over the past 35 years: how moviemakers have jettisoned subtlety in their attempts to .
  • Old-timers may look at the Best Song category and see a dreadful devolution over the decades, from the Gershwin and Kern winners of the 1930s to Its Hard Out Here for a Pimp .
  • To my mind, devolution is the only sensible way to end the civil and sectarian wars in Kashmir, Karachi and India's turbulent northeastern states.
News & Articles

  • An Overzealous Groomer Has Turned JWOWW's Pup Into A Lion Impersonator [Photo]
    Little Bella, the lion. We've heard of taking a little too much off the top, but Bella Farley's latest styling session has left the fluffy pup a fraction of her former self. JWOWW recently documented the very unfortunate devolution of her canine on social media, and though it's certainly a jarring look, Bella can hopefully [...]
    June 11, 2013 - MTV

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Xinhua
    Clinton made the remarks when meeting with Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen in Dublin, saying that "the step of devolution for policing and justice is an absolutely essential milestone."
  • Gordon Brown in AFP
    Brown said: "We believe we have proposals that make for a reasonable deal on devolution of policing and justice, we believe we have proposals that make for a reasonable settlement on all the outstanding issues."

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