1 Mr. Micawber, I must observe, in his adaptation of himself to a new state of society, had acquired a bold buccaneering air, not absolutely lawless, but defensive and prompt.
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2 if we adapt ourselves to the necessities, and at the same time weave the adaptation together into a piece with our steadily-lived life.
3 Urged thus far, I had no choice but to adapt my nature to an element which I had willingly chosen.
4 The only member of our small society who positively refused to adapt himself to circumstances, was Jip.
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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.
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6 I had endeavoured to adapt Dora to myself, and found it impracticable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
11 The world is more or less a fixed thing and, externally, we have to adapt ourselves to it.
12 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.
13 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.
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14 After a little thought, the pigs sent for buckets and milked the cows fairly successfully, their trotters being well adapted to this task.
15 All these eyes, expanding and narrowing, some adapted to light, others to darkness, looked from different angles and edges.