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- And I do not ask, for I have already been told that you are the kinsman and adopted heir of our friend Bilbo the renowned.2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Many Meetings (51% in)
- All Hobbits had originally lived in holes in the ground, or so they believed, and in such dwellings they still felt most at home; but in the course of time they had been obliged to adopt other forms of abode.Prologue (35% in)
- When Bilbo was ninety-nine, he adopted Frodo as his heir, and brought him to live at Bag End; and the hopes of the Sackville-Bagginses were finally dashed.1.1 — Book 1 Chapter 1 — A Long-expected Party (3% in)
- Otho would have been Bilbo's heir, but for the adoption of Frodo.1.1 — Book 1 Chapter 1 — A Long-expected Party (89% in)
There are no more uses of "adopt" in The Fellowship of the Ring.
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