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used in A Room of One's Own

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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
  • Let me then adopt a sterner tone.
    6 (85% in)
  • Had he been laughed at, to adopt the Freudian theory, in his cradle by a pretty girl?
    2 (38% in)
  • So imperceptibly I found myself adopting a new attitude towards the other half of the human race.
    2 (83% in)
  • But some of these states of mind seem, even if adopted spontaneously, to be less comfortable than others.
    6 (13% in)

There are no more uses of "adopt" in A Room of One's Own.

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