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 Meanings and Examples of ADAPTIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  having a capacity for adaptation; capable of adapting
Classic Sentence: (51 in 4 pages)
1  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
2  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
3  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
4  I had endeavoured to adapt Dora to myself, and found it impracticable.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
5  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
6  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
7  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
8  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
9  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
10  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
11  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
12  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.
13  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
14  All these eyes, expanding and narrowing, some adapted to light, others to darkness, looked from different angles and edges.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 7
15  These, and many more arguments, some adapted to the peculiar circumstances of those whom he addressed, had the expected weight with the nobles of Prince John's faction.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
Example Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
16  These styles can be adapted to suit individual tastes.
17  The movie was adapted from a novel.
18  Many software companies have adapted popular programs to the new operating system.
19  Here is a letter adapted from DEAR ABBY, Philadelphia bulletin, March 9, 1973.
20  The cactus has adapted to survive in an arid environment.
21  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.
22  The framework applies equally to all ecosystems and in this instance is adapted for wetlands.
23  The relationship between grammar and lexis Grammar, then, can be seen as a resource for the adaptation of lexis.
24  The book described the adaptation of desert species to the hot conditions.
25  The play is an adaptation of a short novel.
26  The embers of that effort can be seen still crackling in Wright's audacious adaptation of that most classic of Russian novels: Anna Karenina.
27  The strength of anthropology is its diversity of approach and perspective, unified by a common theme: the study of human variation and adaptability.
28  But the Commission is also a direct participant in fostering the necessary adaptability in the labour market.
29  The American Constitution has proved adaptable in changing political conditions.
30  The soil is adaptable to the growth of peanuts.