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Definition changing to adjust to different circumstances; or something changed for that reason
in various senses, including:
  • film script based on a novel — as in "the screen adaptation of Rowling's novel"
  • changes in the species resulting from environmental conditions — as in"the adaptation of the finch to the Galapagos Islands"
  • changes in the eye to adjust to the amount of light — as in "adaptation to the darkness"
  • Hence adaptations which were sometimes difficult and from which the Changer's clients extricated themselves as best they might.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • In both these adaptations the reference to spring (vesna) matched the impression made by the young lad.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • This is what we call adaptation.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • 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
  • 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
  • She had to be capable of adaptation.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • 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
  • 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
  • I have nothing to show except bad film adaptations of my life.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Sarayu was quick to reply, "Don't confuse adaptation for intention, or seduction for reality."
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • No immunity, no adaptation, no antibodies would have been developed.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • This facile adaptation was at once the symptom of perfect health and its best preservative.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • 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
  • I would like my DVD of the movie Adaptation.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • 'But with this change in condition comes inevitably adaptations to the change.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • Glenn complimented her upon her adaptation to such unpleasant conditions.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • The attacks relied on this critical adaptation.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • 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
  • In some ways, this is not much of an adaptation for a black man in South Africa.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Nor is the Shakespeare adaptation phenomenon restricted to the stage and screen.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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