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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Evolvement The act of evolving, or the state of being evolved; evolution.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It has been proven that feathers directly evolved from reptiles' scales. Therefore, birds came after reptiles.
    • n evolvement The act of evolving, or the state of being evolved; evolution.
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  • Frank C. Carlucci
    Frank C. Carlucci
    “The budget evolved from a management tool into an obstacle to management.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
  • John Galsworthy
    John Galsworthy
    “When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing -- deprived himself of the power of living life as it is without wishing it to become something different.”
  • Dr. Frederick Tilney
    Dr. Frederick Tilney
    “We will by conscious command evolve cerebral centers which will permit us to use powers that we now are not even capable of imagining.”
  • Robert Collier
    “Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.”
  • John Gall
    John Gall
    “A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that works.”


In literature:

Her fertile brain thought for a second or two, then evolved a plan.
"The Princess of the School" by Angela Brazil
Had they evolved suddenly, by accident?
"The Whispering Spheres" by Russell Robert Winterbotham
But none of them have persisted in free nature, or evolved into permanent types.
"Evolution in Modern Thought" by Ernst Haeckel
The gases of combustion evolved in the furnace above described are led over the heating surfaces by two baffles.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
Instead of slowly evolving into independence, the man advances into slavery.
"The Simple Life" by Charles Wagner
Audrey transplanted might have evolved into a Nell Gwynn or a Lady Hamilton.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
By Owen's strength of purpose he kept the village ideal, but he failed to evolve an ideal people.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Out of Madame's jest was evolved this incredible being, who performed the part allotted to the aboriginal "John King" in America.
"The Arena" by Various
Here he found a generous patron in Abdul-Hamid, then evolving his Pan-Islamic policy.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
They showed possibilities, perhaps, but they had not by any means evolved far enough.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
When anything ferments it makes and evolves gas.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
Fortunately, our Aircraft Factory had evolved in the B.E.
"Aviation in Peace and War" by Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes
Then developed the sense of Taste, from which later evolved the sense of Smell, the latter even now being closely associated with the former.
"Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers" by Bhakta Vishita
Biology teaches us that the stomach was the first thing evolved.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
Thus we see how governments have been evolved and national life expanded in accordance {46} with slowly developing civilization.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
It seemed impossible that such poorly-equipped beasts could have survived long enough on any world to evolve to become the dominant life form.
"Anything You Can Do" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Bulgaria's relationship with the West, as expressed by the media, has evolved over time from overt hostility to some degree of tolerance.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
In the long run, each adopted the devices of the other, and a better reaper was evolved.
"The Romance of the Reaper" by Herbert Newton Casson
It represented the animal almost entirely evolved from the plant stage.
"The Goddess of Atvatabar" by William R. Bradshaw
I simply mentioned the word children, and you pounced upon it and evolved the whole scheme.
"The Daughters of a Genius" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

In poetry:

Out of some love-impassioned strain
Of saints, the rose evolved its bloom;
And, dreaming of it here again,
Perhaps re-lives it as perfume.
"Transmutation" by Madison Julius Cawein
What changes in the great to Be
Evolving broad, and far, and grand,
What faiths by which our kind shall see
That spinning creeds is spinning sand:
"Railway Dreamings" by Alexander Anderson
Nature evolves their colours as a call,
A lure which serves to fertilise the seed;
How strange then that the splendour of the Fall
Should serve no natural need
"Ode On The Death Of Pius The Twelfth" by A D Hope
From out the din of mighty orchestras,
The sweetest, purest tones are oft evolved;
So, from the discord of our restless lives,
May come sweet harmony when all is solved.
"Compensation" by Henrietta Cordelia Ray
Far too long have sages vainly
Glossed great Nature's simple text;
He who runs can read it plainly,
'Goodness = what comes next.'
By evolving, Life is solving
All the questions we perplexed.
"Evolutionary Hymn" by C S Lewis
I gaze, and slowly my despair
At human wretchedness and crime
Gives place to hopes and visions fair,--
So much may be evolved by time!
So much may yet men's souls surprise
Beneath the splendor of God's skies!
"Under The Stars" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Flying fish evolved to escape their prehistoric predators.
Food pyramid still evolving.
"We've got two athletic 7 footers in the middle now, and a 6' 10" evolving All-Star PF playing the paint for us," wrote reader deusXango.
Next story in Science Mysteries How fins evolved into feet.
Adam Brody Gets Animated for MTV's 'Good Vibes': ' Fortunately, I'm Not Very Evolved'.
But it evolved improbably in the weeks and months after Sept 11 into a sort of national shrine.
A computer simulation predicts that ravens should have evolved a behavior called "gang foraging," which is then observed in real ravens.
NOVA travels to and explores the diversity of the Seychelles islands off the coast of Africa and considers how the wildlife there evolved.
PBS NewsHour George Stevens on Film, Hollywood, and Evolving Moviemaking PBS.
Public relations must evolve, or get left behind.
The music has evolved in part through an institution known as the jam session, in which musicians gather to improvise and play.
A new study shows that shorthand used on social media tends to evolve from slang used by urban African-Americans.
Good news for those who think the English language constantly evolves for the better.
Study suggests choppers of vertebrates evolved along with, or soon after, jaws.
Rachel Bilson has rapidly evolved into one of my favorite Hollywood fashionistas.

In science:

We now analyze the quantum walk on Gn starting in the state corresponding to the left root and evolving with the Hamiltonian given by (7).
An example of the difference between quantum and classical random walks
According to the theory, this earlier event has an immediate instantaneous effect on the evolving state of the universe, and this change has an immediate effect on the propensities for the various possible outcomes of the measurement performed slightly later in the other village.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
Von Neumann’s theory is, in fact, essentially a theory of the interaction of these sub jective realities with an evolving ob jective physical universe.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
There is no evidence for stars evolved off the main sequence in N83B.
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B
This implies that small regions should evolve faster than large regions: inside the larger regions, numerous smaller regions form and dissolve many times over a relatively long period.
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B
In sandpile dynamics the difference in size between two successive waves can also be considered as a measure of how a perturbation evolves in time.
Turbulent self-organized criticality
We consider a directed graph evolving from the dynamic rules which are recently suggested to mimic growth of the world-wide Web (the Web graph).
Access time of an adaptive random walk on the world-wide Web
The time series were then evolved according to the TNLS for a distance of 10 km, saving the output every 10 m.
Freak Waves in Random Oceanic Sea States
Tomita and Okabe have proposed an algorithm wherein the system evolves to critical regions but asymptotically remains still a canonical ensemble.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
We can say that the algorithm generates a simple random walk in energy space, and hence the presence of energy barriers does not affect the evolving Markov chain of microstates.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Even naturally occurring networks such as food webs and biochemical networks evolve.
Are randomly grown graphs really random?
Secondly the whole structure is physically evolving due to the new connections that take place.
Growing dynamics of Internet providers
By construction it is continuous and homogeneous, does not make use of a discrete hierarchy of scales and stochastically evolves a positive-valued field in one space and one time dimension.
Dynamical random multiplicative cascade model in 1+1 dimensions
Milky Way, and other evolved spiral galaxies.
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
Note that the number density M0 (t) evolves in the same fashion as it would in the absence of the mass loss term.
Transition from random to ordered fractals in fragmentation of particles in an open system