“Hindus and Muslims can [n]ever evolve a common nationality,” Jinnah had declared in 1940.
During the 40-year period the film covers, the Edies evolve into a single maladjusted organism.
Do you set out to write shorter books or do they just evolve that way?
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.