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adopt
used in Anne Of Green Gables

11 uses
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Definition
to take on as one's own
The exact meaning of adopt depends upon its context. For example:
  • "adopt a child" — to legally take on parental responsibilities for another person's child
  • "adopt a plan" — to accept or begin to use something
  • "adopt a pet" — to take in a pet — especially one from an animal shelter
  • "Congress adopted the resolution." — had a formal vote and passed
  • "adopted a confident attitude" — took on or displayed
  • Just imagine if you were a poor little orphan girl that kind people had adopted and you had just one bosom friend in all the world.
    Chapter 16 — Diana Is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results (91% in)
  • Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert of all people adopting a boy!
    Chapter 1 — Mrs. Rachel Lynde Is Surprised (61% in)
  • And I know another case where an adopted boy used to suck the eggs—they couldn't break him of it.
    Chapter 1 — Mrs. Rachel Lynde Is Surprised (80% in)
  • But there, SHE wouldn't shrink from adopting a whole orphan asylum if she took it into her head."
    Chapter 1 — Mrs. Rachel Lynde Is Surprised (90% in)
  • Said you and your sister were adopting her from an orphan asylum and that you would be along for her presently.
    Chapter 2 — Matthew Cuthbert is surprised (11% in)
  • I was under the impression that Mr. and Miss Cuthbert wanted a little girl to adopt.
    Chapter 6 — Marilla Makes Up Her Mind (42% in)
  • Did you ever suppose you'd see the day when you'd be adopting an orphan girl?
    Chapter 6 — Marilla Makes Up Her Mind (97% in)
  • "Matthew Cuthbert, it's about time somebody adopted that child and taught her something.
    Chapter 7 — Anne Says Her Prayers (91% in)
  • And this is the little girl you have adopted, I suppose?
    Chapter 12 — A Solemn Vow and Promise (35% in)
  • "I thought Marilla Cuthbert was an old fool when I heard she'd adopted a girl out of an orphan asylum," she said to herself, "but I guess she didn't make much of a mistake after all.
    Chapter 29 — An Epoch in Anne's Life (88% in)
  • I told him you were an orphan that the Cuthberts had adopted, and nobody knew very much about what you'd been before that."
    Chapter 34 — A Queen's Girl (78% in)

There are no more uses of "adopt" in Anne Of Green Gables.

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