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  • ’With the exception of the heel of a Dutch cheese — which is not adapted to the wants of a young family’ — said Mrs. Micawber, ’there is really not a scrap of anything in the larder.
  • She is a very superior woman indeed, but the damp country is not adapted to her constitution, and — in fact, she has lost the use of her limbs.’
  • ’I will not conceal from you, my dear Mr. Copperfield,’ said Mrs. Micawber, ’that I have long felt the Brewing business to be particularly adapted to Mr. Micawber.
  • I am convinced that Mr. Micawber, giving his mind to a profession so adapted to his fertile resources, and his flow of language, must distinguish himself.
  • I resorted to Traddles for advice; who suggested that he should dictate speeches to me, at a pace, and with occasional stoppages, adapted to my weakness.
  • The only member of our small society who positively refused to adapt himself to circumstances, was Jip.
  • 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.
  • I had endeavoured to adapt Dora to myself, and found it impracticable.
  • But his easy, spirited good humour; his genial manner, his handsome looks, his natural gift of adapting himself to whomsoever he pleased, and making direct, when he cared to do it, to the main point of interest in anybody’s heart; bound her to him wholly in five minutes.
  • 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.

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  • This passage is adapted from Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man ©1952.

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