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  • 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. be a threat to FORCE.†   (source)
  • Its beauty will be in its all-adaptation to its use.†   (source)
  • Nor is the Shakespeare adaptation phenomenon restricted to the stage and screen.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Sarayu was quick to reply, "Don't confuse adaptation for intention, or seduction for reality."†   (source)
  • =========================== 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.†   (source)
  • She had to be capable of adaptation.†   (source)
  • This is what we call adaptation.†   (source)
  • I have nothing to show except bad film adaptations of my life.†   (source)
  • In some ways, this is not much of an adaptation for a black man in South Africa.†   (source)
  • Arthur Blessing believed, our CEO, that true feeling flows upward from the streets, fully accessible to corporate adaptation.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • No immunity, no adaptation, no antibodies would have been developed.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • This design is an adaptation of the best bridges on record.†   (source)
  • 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. They demonstrate the dance steps and the guttural sounds made by the egungun, harass other dancers in the hall, MRS PILKINGS playing the 'restrainer' to PILKINGS' manic darts.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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. W.E. Johns's adventure tales about an RAF flying ace called Biggles.†   (source)
  • I wondered if she was not protected by some genetic or cultural adaptation to alcohol which Slavic people seem to share with the Celts.†   (source)
  • Another thing is that I am obsessed by the problem of mimicry, the outward adaptation of an organism to the color of its environment.†   (source)
  • According to @kins, D'Courtney is under some kind of violent strain and his adaptation pattern is shattering.†   (source)
  • They're just adaptations of standard equipment.†   (source)
  • This was because the process of adaptation—of fitting man to bacteria— was complex.†   (source)
  • It had to do with theories of accommodation and mutual adaptation between bacteria and man.†   (source)
  • But certainly one aspect of adaptation for those Russians who had seen Paris before the Revolution was the acceptance that they would never, ever see Paris again….†   (source)
  • I was dubbed the Black Pimpernel, a somewhat derogatory adaptation of Baroness Orczy's fictional character the Scarlet Pimpernel, who daringly evaded capture during the French Revolution.†   (source)
  • It's my own adaptation of the morning room of a famous French palace —but things like that can't possibly interest you, darling, there's no stock market quotation on them, none whatever.†   (source)
  • His adaptation pattern was shattering.†   (source)
  • His mind turned to its accustomed round of thoughts-he had touched on them indirectly in many medical works-concerning will and purposefulness as superior forms of adaptation; mimicry and protective coloring; the survival of the fittest; and the hypothesis that the path of natural selection is the very path leading to the formation and emergence of consciousness.†   (source)
  • Through Sophie's mind ran this adaptation of Hoss's prose even as she typed the words, articulating a concept which, a mere six months before, when she first arrived, would have been so monstrous as to have surpassed belief but now registered in her consciousness as a fleeting commonplace in this new universe she inhabited, no more to be remarked upon than (as in the other world she had once known) the fact that one went to the baker's to buy one's bread.†   (source)
  • Sir Joseph Emden's tactful adaptation of traditional material to modern needs ….†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He said the Templars brought the Angelus back from the Crusades, and it is really an adaptation of a Moslem custom.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It was not a parody, it was a serious job of adaptation in what any professor would have called excellent taste.†   (source)
  • Others declared that there was a certain similarity between the design of Cortlandt and Roark's style of building, that Keating, Prescott and Webb might have borrowed a little from Roark—"a legitimate adaptation"—"there's no property rights on ideas"—"in a democracy, art belongs to all the people"—and that Roark had been prompted by the vengeance lust of an artist who had believed himself plagiarized.†   (source)
  • 'But with this change in condition comes inevitably adaptations to the change.†   (source)
  • Glenn complimented her upon her adaptation to such unpleasant conditions.†   (source)
  • This facile adaptation was at once the symptom of perfect health and its best preservative.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • From that perspective, the lapses and eccentricities in his everyday appearance were apparently mere imperfections, or inept adaptations, were the vestiges or hints of a pure and true nature that could not be totally eradicated.†   (source)
  • …settled in yet, neither in terms of his intimacy with life here in all its peculiarities—an intimacy it would be impossible to gain in so few days, or as he told himself (and admitted quite candidly to Joachim), in three weeks, sad to say—nor as regarded the adaptation of his organism to the very peculiar atmospheric conditions found among "the people up here," because it seemed to him that his physical adjustment was proceeding only painfully, very painfully, if indeed at all.†   (source)
  • Hoyle made his suggestions as to changes and adaptations, and, receiving her approval, he went on to show her what had been already accomplished.†   (source)
  • …reminded Hans Castorp of his own grandfather, who likewise had worn black all the years his grandson had known him, although for reasons profoundly different from those of this grandfather here; Hans Castorp thought now of those old-fashioned clothes, the makeshift adaptation by which Hans Lorenz Castorp's true nature, belonging to a time long past, had indicated its dislike of the present, until in death he had solemnly returned to the form appropriate to him—in Spanish ruff.†   (source)
  • But second, he is a man of intellect— otherwise I would not seek out his company—and as such he is always looking for new combinations, adaptations, connections, modern permutations.†   (source)
  • But apparently, given his adaptations and permutations, he was not as loyal as Joachim was to his—although, to * be sure, whenever Hans Castorp, both as a civilian and child of peace, listened to this has-been or would-be Jesuit he felt reinforced in his view that each of these two men would take pleasure in the occupation and status of the other, as something closely related to his own.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • In both these adaptations the reference to spring (vesna) matched the impression made by the young lad.†   (source)
  • Hence adaptations which were sometimes difficult and from which the Changer's clients extricated themselves as best they might.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • To be Prince Equality, to bear in his own person the contradiction of the Restoration and the Revolution, to have that disquieting side of the revolutionary which becomes reassuring in governing power, therein lay the fortune of Louis Philippe in 1830; never was there a more complete adaptation of a man to an event; the one entered into the other, and the incarnation took place.†   (source)
  • He never said, I discovered this adaptation or invented that combination; but showed the whole thing as if the Divine artificer had made it, and he had happened to find it; so modest he was about it, such a pleasant touch of respect was mingled with his quiet admiration of it, and so calmly convinced he was that it was established on irrefragable laws.†   (source)
  • A certain barbaric Power with valuable possessions on the map of the world, had occasion for the services of one or two engineers, quick in invention and determined in execution: practical men, who could make the men and means their ingenuity perceived to be wanted out of the best materials they could find at hand; and who were as bold and fertile in the adaptation of such materials to their purpose, as in the conception of their purpose itself.†   (source)
  • Spedling's brief notes hypothesized that the humans were survivors of a missing seedship colony from three centuries earlier and clearly described a group suffering all of the classic retrograde cultural effects of extreme isolation, inbreeding, and overadaptation.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "over-" in overadaptation means excessive. This is the same pattern as seen in words like overconfident, overemphasize, and overstimulate.
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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