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used in A Great and Terrible Beauty

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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
  • Felicity adopts the same ridiculous face.
    Chapter 25 (93% in)
  • He plants his feet stubbornly, adopting what he must think is an heroic pose.
    Chapter 10 (64% in)
  • She bats her lashes and adopts a sweet, shy demeanor.
    Chapter 15 (10% in)
  • "Yes," says Elizabeth, adopting a nasty tone.
    Chapter 23 (46% in)

There are no more uses of "adopt" in A Great and Terrible Beauty.

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