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used in BoneMan's Daughters

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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
  • The picture of the baby was his baby, his Bethany, his angel, but it was a photograph taken before he'd adopted her.
    Chapter 38 (25% in)
  • For all I know I'm really fourteen or eighteen and adopted."
    Chapter 6 (97% in)
  • Unable to have a child due to a botched abortion when she was eighteen, she insisted they adopt.
    Chapter 7 (40% in)
  • This was Bethany, the beautiful baby he and Celine had adopted sixteen years ago.
    Chapter 12 (38% in)
  • "You... you're adopted."
    Chapter 16 (45% in)
  • Adopted?
    Chapter 16 (45% in)
  • Adopted?
    Chapter 16 (56% in)
  • His first memory of her was as a baby wrapped in a pink blanket that Celine had purchased at Target a week before they'd finalized the adoption.
    Chapter 33 (88% in)
  • She isn't my seed, I adopted her, but I never became her father.
    Chapter 35 (44% in)

There are no more uses of "adopt" in BoneMan's Daughters.

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