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  • The attacks relied on this critical adaptation.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Production of the film adaptation brought Gregory Peck to town for the infamous courtroom scenes; his performance won him an Academy Award.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Unfortunately, the wolf-nap does not readily lend itself to adaptation into our society, as I discovered after my return to civilization when a young lady of whom I was enamored at the time parted company with me.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • I would like my DVD of the movie Adaptation.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s

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  • Black, which, she said, was the only way to drink it if you wanted to be awake to serve the god of Creativity, which she needed to do a whole lot since she was working on a stage adaptation of—guess.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • I’ve viewed my life until now as a series of unrelated adaptations, from Irish Niamh to American Dorothy to the reincarnated Vivian.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • I wondered if she was not protected by some genetic or cultural adaptation to alcohol which Slavic people seem to share with the Celts.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • In both these adaptations the reference to spring (vesna) matched the impression made by the young lad.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • But it gives you our general idea and you’ll work it out yourself, make your own adaptation of the Classic motive to the facade.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Her nature appeared to possess depth, too, as well as variety; but—or else Hester’s fears deceived her—it lacked reference and adaptation to the world into which she was born.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter

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  • ’But with this change in condition comes inevitably adaptations to the change.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • She had to be capable of adaptation.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • This design is an adaptation of the best bridges on record.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • No portion of the masonry had fallen; and there appeared to be a wild inconsistency between its still perfect adaptation of parts, and the crumbling condition of the individual stones.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Sarayu was quick to reply, "Don’t confuse adaptation for intention, or seduction for reality."
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Nor is the Shakespeare adaptation phenomenon restricted to the stage and screen.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Don Quixote laughed at the adaptation of the name, and the curate bestowed vast praise upon the worthy and honourable resolution he had made, and again offered to bear him company all the time that he could spare from his imperative duties.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • No immunity, no adaptation, no antibodies would have been developed.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • This is what we call adaptation.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Mr. Micawber, I must observe, in his adaptation of himself to a new state of society, had acquired a bold buccaneering air, not absolutely lawless, but defensive and prompt.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • It was among lean-to’s and adaptations—past ogham stones commemorating some long-dead Deag the son of No, built into a later bastion upside down.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • This facile adaptation was at once the symptom of perfect health and its best preservative.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • =========================== This Fremen religious adaptation, then, is the source of what we now recognize as "The Pillars of the Universe," whose Qizara Tafwid are among us all with signs and proofs and prophecy.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Hence adaptations which were sometimes difficult and from which the Changer’s clients extricated themselves as best they might.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • As not more abnormal than all other parallel processes of adaptation to altered conditions of existence, resulting in a reciprocal equilibrium between the bodily organism and its attendant circumstances, foods, beverages, acquired habits, indulged inclinations, significant disease.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • In some ways, this is not much of an adaptation for a black man in South Africa.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • I was amused, too, when I caught my breath and climbed down from the saddle, but asked myself just how many new adaptations I was going to have to try to make.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • They are, rather, local adaptations, provincial degenerations, and immensely old fossilizations of folkways that were developed in very different lands, often under much less simple circumstances, and by other races.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • These portentous infants being alarming creatures to stalk about in any human society, the eighteen denominations incessantly scratched one another’s faces and pulled one another’s hair by way of agreeing on the steps to be taken for their improvement — which they never did; a surprising circumstance, when the happy adaptation of the means to the end is considered.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Considered, indeed, in relation to the latter, whose mied was matured, she was altogether a mistake, and calculated to shock his trust in final causes, including the adaptation of fine young women to purplefaced bachelors.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • The PRINCE is quite fascinated by their costume and they demonstrate the adaptations they have made to it, pulling down the mask to demonstrate how the egungun normally appears, then showing the various press-button controls they have innovated for the face flaps, the sleeves, etc.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
  • This circumstance, and the generally sleepy air of the whole prospect here, together with the animated and contrasting state of the reverse facade, suggested to the imagination that on the adaptation of the building for farming purposes the vital principle of the house had turned round inside its body to face the other way.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Stories in the Worldweb proliferated: the Ousters would never be a threat to Earthlike worlds because of their three centuries of adaptation to weight-lessness; the Ousters had evolved into something more-or less-than human; the Ousters did not have farcaster technology, would never have it, and thus never would.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Glenn complimented her upon her adaptation to such unpleasant conditions.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • I have nothing to show except bad film adaptations of my life.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Its beauty will be in its all-adaptation to its use.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • He said the Templars brought the Angelus back from the Crusades, and it is really an adaptation of a Moslem custom.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • According to @kins, D’Courtney is under some kind of violent strain and his adaptation pattern is shattering.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Arthur Blessing believed, our CEO, that true feeling flows upward from the streets, fully accessible to corporate adaptation.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • For me, it was like watching an adaptation of the last couple of years of my parents’ marriage, just with someone else playing the role of My Mom.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • He became skilful in the designing of costumes, and though he had no inventive faculty acquired quickness in the adaptation of French fashions to the English market.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • And so we have supper (Waitrose Cumberland Pie) and watch an Agatha Christie adaption together, and then I go upstairs to my old bedroom, put on an old nightie, and go to bed.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • So the evolutionary adaptation is that women generally have medium-sized pelvises that permit moderately swift locomotion and allow them to survive childbirth—most of the time.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • England, France, and the United States have established this political jurisdiction by law; and it is curious to examine the different adaptations which these three great nations have made of the principle.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • But it was still not the news that interested me; what I was after was the thrill of story, such as a detective serial about a British special agent called Dick Barton or perhaps a radio adaptation of one of Capt.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • In this capacity, then, he had risen to the titular rank of captain; and with his promotion had acquired a portion of the habits and opinions of his associates with a facility and an adaptation of self which are thought in America to be peculiar to his countrymen.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • All this without agency of our government, without responsibility of our people—in the natural flow of events, the spontaneous working of principles, and the adaptation of the tendencies and wants of the human race to the elemental circumstances in the midst of which they find themselves placed.
    John O’Sullivan  --  Annexation (Texas)
  • With this adaptation of the Refrain to himself, he stalked out of the room closely followed by Cavalletto, whom perhaps he had pressed into his service because he tolerably well knew it would not be easy to get rid of him.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Another thing is that I am obsessed by the problem of mimicry, the outward adaptation of an organism to the color of its environment.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • And they are the prettiest attitudes and movements into which a pretty girl is thrown in making up butter—tossing movements that give a charming curve to the arm, and a sideward inclination of the round white neck; little patting and rolling movements with the palm of the hand, and nice adaptations and finishings which cannot at all be effected without a great play of the pouting mouth and the dark eyes.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
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