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 Meanings and Examples of ADJUSTMENT
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adjustment
 n.  making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
Classic Sentence: (61 in 5 pages)
1  He did what he could in its adjustment on the couch, but the best that he could do was to cover it.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
2  This adjustment, I say, must have been done, and done well; done indeed for all Time, in the space of Time across which my machine had leaped.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IV
3  But my mind was already in revolution; my guesses and impressions were slipping and sliding to a new adjustment.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
4  Gradually, Scarlett drew courage from the brave faces of her friends and from the merciful adjustment which nature makes when what cannot be cured must be endured.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
5  TABLEAUX VIVANTS depend for their effect not only on the happy disposal of lights and the delusive-interposition of layers of gauze, but on a corresponding adjustment of the mental vision.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
6  The liberalizing tendencies of the latter half of the eighteenth century brought, along with kindlier relations between black and white, thoughts of ultimate adjustment and assimilation.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In III
7  Mr. Washington represents in Negro thought the old attitude of adjustment and submission; but adjustment at such a peculiar time as to make his programme unique.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In III
8  It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
9  She adjusted the bonnet and smoothed back her hair and looked about the square.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
10  If they haven't adjusted to peace yet, they couldn't adjust to me.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
11  She paused before the mantelpiece, studying herself in the mirror while she adjusted her veil.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
12  And he saw other things too in her manner: saw how it had adjusted itself to the hidden intricacies of a situation in which, even after Mrs. Fisher's elucidating flashes, he still felt himself agrope.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
13  And having discovered the pillow, she adjusted it beneath her head.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In X
14  He familiarly adjusted a ruffle upon her shoulder.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XIII
15  She adjusted it, sticking the hat pin through the heavy coil of hair with some deliberation.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXIII
Example Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
16  A case has to be made, therefore, for seasonally adjusting the monthly figures and for excluding school-leavers.
17  The opera house was handed over by the builders nearly a year ago, but it's taken many months to install new stage machinery and to adjust the acoustics.
18  For people who had grown up believing in the communist ideology, it was hard to adjust to capitalism.
19  Because the smog will obscure our view, we have to adjust original plan.
20  I request to adjust the tilt of my writing table.
21  He can't adjust himself to the whirl of modern life in this big city.
22  He could not adjust himself to the sultry climate of the tropics.
23  In psychology, a behavior or trait is adaptive when it helps an individual adjust within a changing social environment.
24  Turn/Twiddle the little knob to adjust the volume.
25  He stopped to try to adjust his vision to the faint starlight.
26  You can adjust the height of the chair.
27  We have been preparing our fighters to adjust themselves to civil society.
28  It can be difficult to adjust to being a parent.
29  This unit auto-senses the mains voltage, and adjusts accordingly, so is most likely to benefit international travellers.
30  The camera adjusts the lens aperture and shutter speed automatically.