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adapted
used in The Scarlet Letter

2 meanings, 8 uses
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1  —5 uses as in:
adapted to the new rules
Definition
changed to fit a different situation; or made suitable
  • The edifice—originally projected on a scale adapted to the old commercial enterprise of the port, and with an idea of subsequent prosperity destined never to be realized—contains far more space than its occupants know what to do with.
    Introductory (59% in)
adapted = made suitable
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • So little adapted is the atmosphere of a Custom-house to the delicate harvest of fancy and sensibility, that, had I remained there through ten Presidencies yet to come, I doubt whether the tale of "The Scarlet Letter" would ever have been brought before the public eye.
    Introductory (75% in)
  • adapted = made suitable
  • The unlikeliest materials—a stick, a bunch of rags, a flower—were the puppets of Pearl's witchcraft, and, without undergoing any outward change, became spiritually adapted to whatever drama occupied the stage of her inner world.
    Chapter 6 — Pearl (61% in)
  • adapted = made suitable
  • Not to speak of the clergyman's health, so inadequate to sustain the hardships of a forest life, his native gifts, his culture, and his entire development would secure him a home only in the midst of civilization and refinement; the higher the state the more delicately adapted to it the man.
    Chapter 20 — The Minister in a Maze (8% in)
  • adapted = changed to fit
  • It comprised a variety of instruments, perhaps imperfectly adapted to one another, and played with no great skill; but yet attaining the great object for which the harmony of drum and clarion addresses itself to the multitude—that of imparting a higher and more heroic air to the scene of life that passes before the eye.
    Chapter 22 — The Procession (3% in)
adapted = made suitable (fitting)
There are no more uses of "adapted" flagged with this meaning in The Scarlet Letter.

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2  —3 uses as in:
especially well adapted for
Definition
to be especially well suited or appropriate for something
  • His integrity was perfect; it was a law of nature with him, rather than a choice or a principle.... I had met with a person thoroughly adapted to the situation which he held.
    Introductory (52% in)
adapted = suited
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • So much strength of colouring, which must have given a wan and pallid aspect to cheeks of a fainter bloom, was admirably adapted to Pearl's beauty, and made her the very brightest little jet of flame that ever danced upon the earth.
    Chapter 7 — The Governor's Hall (26% in)
  • adapted = suitable
  • It had the graveyard, originally Isaac Johnson's home-field, on one side, and so was well adapted to call up serious reflections, suited to their respective employments, in both minister and man of physic.
    Chapter 9 — The Leech (77% in)
well adapted = well suited
There are no more uses of "adapted" flagged with this meaning in The Scarlet Letter.

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