• the Goddess Adopts The King by Suckling Him
    the Goddess Adopts The King by Suckling Him
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj adopted acquired as your own by free choice "my adopted state","an adoptive country"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: England and the American colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar on September 14th, 1752. 11 days disappeared.
    • a Adopted Taken by adoption; taken up as one's own; as, an adopted son, citizen, country, word.
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  • Novalis
    “My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it.”
  • Raymond Holliwell
    Raymond Holliwell
    “Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good. This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be able to see it in that light.”
  • Hans Selye
    Hans Selye
    “Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.”
  • Mark Twain
    “The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.”
  • Mark Twain
    “The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.”


In literature:

When we on Homeworld are, and a clan have found that will him adopt, the Supreme will ask that he it try.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
The constitution as finally framed and adopted did not receive his unqualified approval.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
Wooden shafts are sometimes adopted on board ship for a similar purpose.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The circumstances are not a mold into which life is inserted and whose form life adopts: this is indeed to be fooled by a metaphor.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
Such repetitions lead to the adoption of a fixed mode of attack or defense and develop mere drill masters.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
A still bolder course was adopted shortly afterwards by the lord chancellor.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
Finally the bill was passed by a vote of 91 to 82, the prohibitory amendment being adopted by a majority of eight.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Should each individual in our country adopt the same course, the following are some of the advantages which would result from it.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
In 1783 New Hampshire adopted a similar constitution.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
At first the chances of the adoption of such a measure seemed small.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
When, however, several species are present together, means must be adopted for separating them.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
The English doctrine was repelled at the very earliest stage of the Revolution, and the American was adopted.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
While such are the expedients adopted to ensure safety, others equally ingenious are adopted to ensure speed.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
The ruche was also adopted by chancellors, notaries and scribes as their official mark.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
For nearly a quarter of a century served the town of his adoption in various capacities, civil and military.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
But it had been adopted entirely for the election of Hasan.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
He adopts, it is true, as an ultimate goal the cooperative commonwealth advocated by the revolutionists.
"Twentieth Century Socialism" by Edmond Kelly
The classification here adopted is that of F.A.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
The financial system adopted by the Confederate Government was singularly simple and free from technicalities.
"Readings in Money and Banking" by Chester Arthur Phillips
Their acquittal by a jury was the first serious blow to the system adopted by the king.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 5" by Various

In poetry:

I respect Assyria, China, Teutonia, and the Hebrews;
I adopt each theory, myth, god, and demi-god;
I see that the old accounts, bibles, genealogies, are true, without
"With Antecedents" by Walt Whitman
"Sweet Ruth! and could you go with me
My helpmate in the woods to be,
Our shed at night to rear;
Or run, my own adopted bride,
A sylvan huntress at my side,
And drive the flying deer!
"Ruth" by William Wordsworth
‘You are a very early inspector of mistresses.
‘Do you think I have adopted your habits?'
There were upon the bed no signs of a voluptuous encounter,
No signs of a second incumbent.
"Homage To Sextus Propertius - X" by Ezra Pound
My own disposition to this one inclines,
But dreadful dyspepsia destroys all the pleasure
Of dinner, except it's well tinctured with wines
Which plan I adopt as a health-giving measure.
"Nothing To Eat" by Horatio Alger Jr
The wrath of his Sire he did fully efface —
He made us his sons by adoption and grace —
He gave us a share in the kingdom of God —
Then still, whilst we live, let us Jesus applaud!
"A Rehearsal Of Christ's Love Towards The World" by Rees Prichard
after their two adopted: she has a month to go
and Henry has (perhaps) many months to go
until another Spring
wakens another Henry, with far to go;
far to go, pal.
My pussy-willow ceased. The tiger-lily dreamed.
"Dream Song 109: She mentioned 'worthless' & he took it in" by John Berryman

In news:

Kelley Weaver, founder of Bay Area Greyhound Adoptions, Inc, poses with her daughter Jenna and adopted greyhound BeeBee (in brown) and foster greyhound Jellybean.
The adoption process is very easy and the adoption fee includes.
In 1956, following the Korean War, Harry and Bertha Holt adopted eight Korean children and become pioneers in intercountry adoption.
In 2004, the Naples City Council adopted a law that extended the scope of speed zones adopted in 1994.
If adopted, the rule would impose standards already adopted by ICAO .
The State Board of Social Services has voted overwhelmingly against new adoption rules that some say would allow same-sex couples to adopt in the state for the first time.
A 16-year-old charged with two counts of murder in the killings of the parents who adopted him has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity as his attorney cited a rarely discussed mental disorder that affects some adopted children.
A 16-year-old charged with two counts of murder for killing the parents who adopted him has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity as his attorney cited a rarely discussed mental disorder that affects some adopted children.
The 9th annual Adoption Day showcases local families expanding through the adoption process, and encourages others to think about doing the same.
The Lewisburg Animal Shelter Adoptions (LASA) group is going from strength to strength, with more and more dogs adopted, conditions improving at the Shelter, and Facebook friends increasing every day.
SALT LAKE CITY — As state lawmakers consider possible amendments to the state adoption laws, one Utah man could learn as early as Thursday whether he can intervene in the adoption of his now 2-year-old son.
She works in the adoption transition unit at Oklahoma Department of Human Services and is an adoptive parent herself.
5 Tri-City-area children adopted on National Adoption Day.
Those who adopt pets also will receive a complimentary adoption booklet from Petco including coupons for food, equipment and services tailored toward the pets they purchase.
Seven families adopted ten children in a group adoption ceremony Saturday at the Lee County Justice Center in Fort Myers.

In science:

In the four cases where only upper limits to the CO flux were determined, the average FWHM velocity of all the PG QSOs detected in CO to date was adopted (280 km s−1 ).
Molecular Gas in Infrared-Excess, Optically-Selected QSOs and the Connection with Infrared Luminous Galaxies
We will adopt the fitted spectra of Table 2 in subsequent modelling of radio source evolution.
Radio Galaxy Spectra
Windhorst 2001, private communication; but also see §2.2 of Barger, Cowie, & Richards 2000); we shall adopt this redshift throughout the rest of the discussion below as the other redshift possibilities appear less likely.
The Chandra Deep Survey of the Hubble Deep Field North Area. IV. An Ultradeep Image of the HDF-N
We have corrected the luminosities from Fabbiano et al. (1984) for bandpass effects and have converted them into our adopted cosmology.
The Chandra Deep Survey of the Hubble Deep Field North Area. IV. An Ultradeep Image of the HDF-N
We will use Wirtinger presentation of the fundamental group of a knotted graph adopted to the group of orbifold , so the elementary arcs of the graph will correspond to the words in the group.
Singular sets and parameters of generalized triangle orbifolds
In the optimized structure, the tubes are rotated from the orientations they adopt in the superlattice of pure boron nanotubes in such a way that Al atoms sticking out from adjacent tubes do not face each other, but rather sit between boron layers.
Metal-Boron Nanotubes
Figure 8 shows the white noise sample adopted for the coarse grid.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
We adopted a scheme proposed most recently, based on non–extensive statistics assumptions, and extremely successfull in reproducing fluid turbulence experimental data .
Turbulent self-organized criticality
If the numerical time series at a fixed spatial location is split into shorter time series in order to compute an average spectrum (this procedure is usually adopted when dealing with experimental time series), the shape of the spectrum is preserved with high accuracy, at least for γ < 8.
Freak Waves in Random Oceanic Sea States
We adopt the same protocol and the only difference is that the second term is negative.
Optimally Conclusive Discrimination of Non-orthogonal Entangled States Locally
In studying random graphs one can adopt two complementary approaches: - The diachronic approach, where one focuses on the time evolution of the graph.
Statistical ensemble of scale-free random graphs
Indeed, at least in the framework adopted in this paper, a scale-free graph with a different exponent cannot exist.
Statistical ensemble of scale-free random graphs
This method is used in GRAPE , a previous work of the Minami-Tateya group for electron-proton collisions. A similar method is also adopted in the CompHEP for hadron collisions .
Integration of GRACE and PYTHIA
If V ′ vanishes identically on the β3 (zn ) provided by Picard’s solution we can adopt V ′ as determining such a function.
Proof of Polyakov conjecture for general elliptic singularities
Table 2 lists our results for the temperatures (K) and rotational velocities (km s−1 ). A comparison with Teff values derived from the spectral types (adopting the calibration by de Jager & Nieuwenhuijzen 1987) and other sources shows generally good agreement.
Radial-Velocity Monitoring of Members and Candidate Members of the TW Hydrae Association