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 Meanings and Examples of ADAPTABLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  flexible; becoming or being made suitable to particular situation or use
Classic Sentence: (51 in 4 pages)
1  The Carol who regarded herself as completely adaptable was uncomfortable at being chosen as comrade by a pipe-reeking odd-job man.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
2  This is a first-class, up-to-date burgling kit, with nickel-plated jemmy, diamond-tipped glass-cutter, adaptable keys, and every modern improvement which the march of civilization demands.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
3  Urged thus far, I had no choice but to adapt my nature to an element which I had willingly chosen.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
4  The only member of our small society who positively refused to adapt himself to circumstances, was Jip.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 41. DORA'S AUNTS
5  She had taken them out now, to adapt herself, I suppose, to the altered character of the house; and wore but one or two disconsolate bows of sober brown.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 46. INTELLIGENCE
6  I had endeavoured to adapt Dora to myself, and found it impracticable.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
7  It remained for me to adapt myself to Dora; to share with her what I could, and be happy; to bear on my own shoulders what I must, and be happy still.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
8  Lily had no mind for the vagabond life of the poor relation, and to adapt herself to Mrs. Peniston she had, to some degree, to assume that lady's passive attitude.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
9  If such a warning had ever been needful, the years had taught her a salutary lesson, and she flattered herself that she now knew how to adapt her pace to the object of pursuit.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
10  He came late, at the confidential hour when the tea-table still lingers by the fire in friendly expectancy; and his manner showed a readiness to adapt itself to the intimacy of the occasion.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
11  if we adapt ourselves to the necessities, and at the same time weave the adaptation together into a piece with our steadily-lived life.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
12  The world is more or less a fixed thing and, externally, we have to adapt ourselves to it.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 18
13  At the same time, it is for a subordinate to adapt himself to the tone of his superior, rather than for a superior to adapt himself to the tone of his subordinate.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
14  The second, which hardly differs from the first, that in their actions, and especially in matters of moment, men must have regard to times and circumstances and adapt themselves thereto.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII.
15  After a little thought, the pigs sent for buckets and milked the cows fairly successfully, their trotters being well adapted to this task.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter II
Example Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
16  The professor adapted his lecture to his audience.
17  My novel "The Rector's Wife" is being adapted for TV, with Lindsay Duncan in the title role.
18  Most of these tools have been specially adapted for use by disabled people.
19  The children have adapted well to the heat.
20  These styles can be adapted to suit individual tastes.
21  The movie was adapted from a novel.
22  Many software companies have adapted popular programs to the new operating system.
23  Here is a letter adapted from DEAR ABBY, Philadelphia bulletin, March 9, 1973.
24  The cactus has adapted to survive in an arid environment.
25  I saw he was going to marry her, for family, perhaps political reasons, because her rank and connections suited him; I felt he had not given her his love, and that her qualifications were ill adapted to win from him that treasure.
26  The framework applies equally to all ecosystems and in this instance is adapted for wetlands.
27  The relationship between grammar and lexis Grammar, then, can be seen as a resource for the adaptation of lexis.
28  The book described the adaptation of desert species to the hot conditions.
29  The play is an adaptation of a short novel.
30  The embers of that effort can be seen still crackling in Wright's audacious adaptation of that most classic of Russian novels: Anna Karenina.