Google Books Ngram Viewer

Graph these comma-separated phrases:
case-insensitive
between and from the corpus with smoothing of .  
Search in Google Books:

1550 - 1672 1673 - 1826 1827 - 1850 1851 - 1919 1920 - 2008 devolve English
1550 - 1669 1670 - 1722 1723 - 1737 1738 - 1878 1879 - 2008 edify English
1550 - 1787 1788 - 1993 1994 - 1998 1999 - 2002 2003 - 2008 parlay English
1550 - 1682 1683 - 1745 1746 - 1761 1762 - 1890 1891 - 2008 espouse English
1550 - 1868 1869 - 1957 1958 - 1962 1963 - 1992 1993 - 2008 acerbate English

Run your own experiment! Raw data is available for download here.
© 2013 Google - Privacy & Terms - About Google - About Google Books - About Ngram Viewer