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  • I had scant luggage to take with me to London, for little of the little I possessed was adapted to my new station.
  • (I saw the idea suddenly break upon him that he would adapt his epitaph to the occasion, before he went on to say) "And there weren’t no objection on your part, and Pip it were the great wish of your hart!"
  • I adapted them for my own repetition, and said to my pillow, "I love her, I love her, I love her!" hundreds of times.
  • It commanded the causeway where we had hauled up our boat, and, as my eyes adapted themselves to the light of the clouded moon, I saw two men looking into her.
  • It was pleasant to observe that Mrs. Wemmick no longer unwound Wemmick’s arm when it adapted itself to her figure, but sat in a high-backed chair against the wall, like a violoncello in its case, and submitted to be embraced as that melodious instrument might have done.

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  • Ideas contained in passages for this test, some of which are excerpted or adapted from published material, do not necessarily represent the opinions of the College Board.
  • This passage is adapted from Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man ©1952.

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