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- She is my niece; but when my brother died five years ago and left her alone in the world I adopted her, and have looked upon her ever since as my daughter.Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (25% in)
- For many years he had adopted a system of docketing all paragraphs concerning men and things, so that it was difficult to name a subject or a person on which he could not at once furnish information.Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (32% in)
There are no more uses of "adopt" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
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