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.