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 Meanings and Examples of ADOPT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
adopt
 v.  accept; take on; raise; take into one's family
Classic Sentence: (127 in 9 pages)
1  But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE LAST
2  Then all who heard this rejoiced, and the lord of the castle said he would adopt him as a son if he accomplished it successfully.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE THREE LANGUAGES
3  He resolved to adopt the second, and began that day to carry out his resolve.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
4  I adopt all customs, speak all languages.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
5  Oh," said Danglars, "I can, when circumstances render it desirable, adopt your system, although it may not be my general practice.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 95. Father and Daughter.
6  It was not fatigue that stayed Andrea here; it was that he might form some resolution, adopt some plan.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 98. The Bell and Bottle Tavern.
7  Excuse me, Mr. President," he said, in a clear voice, "but I see you are going to adopt a course of questions through which I cannot follow you.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 110. The Indictment.
8  There was no one to tell Scarlett that her own personality, frighteningly vital though it was, was more attractive than any masquerade she might adopt.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
9  Let the Yankees adopt such low callings.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
10  The sticks were removed, and the stones lifted; for Indian cunning was known frequently to adopt these objects as covers, laboring with the utmost patience and industry, to conceal each footstep as they proceeded.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
11  "They will yet find the Huron a singing-bird," said Duncan, endeavoring to adopt the figurative language of the natives.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
12  It is due, however, to my mistress to say of her, that she did not adopt this course of treatment immediately.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
13  For instance, the slaveholders not only like to see the slave drink of his own accord, but will adopt various plans to make him drunk.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
14  You must adopt at least a piece of a southern principle, and not walk out under all that load.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
15  Lastly, supposing one man wished to dog another through London, what better means could he adopt than to turn cabdriver.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
Example Sentence: (63 in 5 pages)
16  She was forced to have her baby adopted.
17  The President has adopted a tough stance on terrorism.
18  They adopted western culture, institutions, and even clothing.
19  She was a wonderful mother to both her natural and adopted children.
20  The budget proposal was adopted at the president's behest.
21  She was adopted as parliamentary candidate for Wood Green.
22  Dr Kennedy has been adopted as the party's candidate for South Cambridge.
23  They have adopted local customs and tried to blend in with the community.
24  Yet the concept of computability remains the same, whichever of these various approaches is adopted.
25  Congress finally adopted the law after a two-year debate.
26  He took an oath of allegiance to his adopted country.
27  The government has already adopted effective measures against piracy.
28  The family have adopted three children as their own.
29  The company has adopted a firm policy on shoplifting.
30  The second generation of immigrants often adopted British forenames.