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"I am Eudora, the adopted daughter of Phidias," rejoined the maiden.

"Some slaves have been publicly registered as adopted children," said Eudora.

During that ten days, and later, he adopted a systematic plan of work.

With a firm and unanimous voice the resolution to follow him was adopted.

I adopted the name "Thompson," from my new master, which I have since retained.

To Pope's corrections, which Garth adopted, Mason had added a comment.

He adopted the gentle, almost tender tone that made most women his slaves.

When he adopted it, I knew he was lying, because I was lying myself.

We have adopted this system in all respects but one, and that the vital one.

Such a proceeding was not unlikely; it was not, however, the one she adopted.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, a back-formation from adoption or else from Middle French adopter or directly from Latin adoptare "take by choice, choose for oneself, select, choose" (especially a child). Originally in English also of friends, fathers, citizens, etc. Sense of "to legally take as one's own child" and that of "to embrace, espouse" a practice, method, etc. are from c.1600. Related: Adopted; adopting.

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