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adapt
used in Middlemarch

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adapted to the new rules
Definition
changed to fit a different situation; or made suitable
  • But a man who believes in something else than his own greed, has necessarily a conscience or standard to which he more or less adapts himself.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (84% in)

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  • "He is not indeed an author adapted to superficial minds," said Mr. Casaubon, meeting these timely questions with dignified patience.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (53% in)
  • It was, I confess, beyond my hope to meet with this rare combination of elements both solid and attractive, adapted to supply aid in graver labors and to cast a charm over vacant hours; and but for the event of my introduction to you (which, let me again say, I trust not to be superficially coincident with foreshadowing needs, but providentially related thereto as stages towards the completion of a life's plan), I should presumably have gone on to the last without any attempt to...
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (32% in)
  • For to Dorothea, after that toy-box history of the world adapted to young ladies which had made the chief part of her education, Mr. Casaubon's talk about his great book was full of new vistas; and this sense of revelation, this surprise of a nearer introduction to Stoics and Alexandrians, as people who had ideas not totally unlike her own, kept in abeyance for the time her usual eagerness for a binding theory which could bring her own life and doctrine into strict connection with that...
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (69% in)
  • "My love," he said, with irritation reined in by propriety, "you may rely upon me for knowing the times and the seasons, adapted to the different stages of a work which is not to be measured by the facile conjectures of ignorant onlookers.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (77% in)
  • You would not wish to injure me by being too ready to believe a slander," said Bulstrode, casting about for pleas that might be adapted to his hearer's mind.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (61% in)

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