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adopt
used in Gone with the Wind

5 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
  • Scarlett nodded, a grim pleasure and pride in her adopted town filling her.
    3.28 (68% in)
  • Until matters were settled, everyone referred to the organization as the Troop and, despite the high-sounding name finally adopted, they were known to the end of their usefulness simply as "The Troop."
    1.1 (81% in)
  • There was much about the South—and Southerners—that he would never comprehend: but, with the wholeheartedness that was his nature, he adopted its ideas and customs, as he understood them, for his own—poker and horse racing, red-hot politics and the code duello, States' Rights and damnation to all Yankees, slavery and King Cotton, contempt for white trash and exaggerated courtesy to women.
    1.3 (23% in)
  • There was no one to tell Scarlett that her own personality, frighteningly vital though it was, was more attractive than any masquerade she might adopt.
    1.5 (36% in)
  • Let the Yankees adopt such low callings.
    2.8 (26% in)

There are no more uses of "adopt" in Gone with the Wind.

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