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adapted
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

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Definition
changed to fit a different situation; or made suitable
  • Had we gone into the trenches without this period of training most of us would certainly have gone mad. Only thus were we prepared for what awaited us. We did not break down, but adapted ourselves;
    Chapter 2 (52% in)
adapted = changed to fit a different situation
  • We are quartered in a small dark factory adapted to the purpose.
    Chapter 3 (13% in)
  • adapted = made suitable (changed to fit a different situation)
  • In the quiet hours when the puzzling reflection of former days like a blurred mirror, projects beyond me the figure of my present existence, I often sit over against myself, as before a stranger, and wonder how the unnameable active principle that calls itself to life has adapted itself even to this form.
    Chapter 11 (13% in)
  • adapted = changed (to adjust)
  • Now if we go back we will be weary, broken, burnt out, rootless, and without hope. We will not be able to find our way any more. ... We will be superfluous even to ourselves, we will grow older, a few will adapt themselves, some others will merely submit, and most will be bewildered;—the years will pass by and in the end we shall fall into ruin.
    Chapter 12 (46% in)
adapt = change to fit a different situation
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