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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADJUSTING

While he was adjusting this development, another knock came on his door.

It is simply the taking of a point of view, and adjusting the life to it.

"I beg the fauvour of your name, sir," said the stranger, adjusting his collar.

"But I've got somethin' else to say," she continued, adjusting her feet more comfortably.

Then, adjusting his eyeglass in a leisurely manner, he walked out of the room.

After adjusting it in a hurried manner, she went to the Queen.

Adjusting his glasses, he inspected the Corot in silence for a few minutes.

The repairman should be very slow in adjusting generator outputs.

Perhaps the very greatest is a change in the mode of adjusting wages.

"She knows nothing of it," said the boy, adjusting his sword-knot.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., ajusten, "to correct, remedy;" reborrowed by c.1600 in sense "arrange, settle, compose," from Middle French adjuster, Old French ajouter "to join" (12c.), from Late Latin adjuxtare "to bring near," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + juxta "next," related to jungere "to join" (see jugular).

Influenced by folk etymology derivation from Latin iustus "just, equitable, fair." Meaning "to arrange (something) so as to conform with (a standard or another thing)" is from 1660s. Insurance sense is from 1755. Meaning "to get used to" first recorded 1924. Related: Adjusted; adjusting.

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