• the Goddess Adopts The King by Suckling Him
    the Goddess Adopts The King by Suckling Him
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n adopter a person who adopts a child of other parents as his or her own child
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Florence Nightingale Graham adopted the name Elizabeth Arden once her company became successful at the beginning of the 1900s.
    • Adopter (Chem) A receiver, with two necks, opposite to each other, one of which admits the neck of a retort, and the other is joined to another receiver. It is used in distillations, to give more space to elastic vapors, to increase the length of the neck of a retort, or to unite two vessels whose openings have different diameters.
    • Adopter One who adopts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Texas was one of the first states to adopt capital punishment by lethal injection -in 1977.
    • n adopter One who or that which adopts.
    • n adopter An apparatus for the rapid leveling of a compass, consisting of a spindle, ball, and ball-socket.
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  • Novalis
    “My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it.”
  • 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.”
  • James Baldwin
    “The making of an American begins at the point where he himself rejects all other ties, any other history, and himself adopts the vesture of his adopted land.”
  • Robert Henri
    Robert Henri
    “A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was. It does not need to adopt new and startling methods.”
  • Dean William R. Inge
    “In dealing with Englishmen you can be sure of one thing only, that the logical solution will not be adopted.”


In literature:

The method of relief which I have successfully adopted in the cow may be equally effective in the mare.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Who had a better right to adopt them than she who had found them?
"The Lilac Lady" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Other foreigners who might be found in it are adopted persons, guest friends, and slaves.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
A public meeting was, however, summoned, and a petition adopted by acclamation.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
We will adopt it, and we ask the North to adopt it, in the true spirit of compromise.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Music became more elaborate, and the present system of notation was adopted.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
They suggested a few alterations in his draft and he adopted them.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
It is at least very likely that this was the method adopted in the warships of still earlier times.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
This opinion will be adopted by whoever will take the trouble to investigate for themselves.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
If Bute were to ally himself with Pitt and adopt his policy, the old minister knew that his own day would soon be over.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
The state constitution adopted by the voters is the fundamental law of the state.
"Citizenship" by Emma Guy Cromwell
I wish very much to know what plan our cousin shall adopt.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
His advice was adopted.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
But the jealousy of the colonies prevented its adoption.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
The gens may adopt strangers who thereby are adopted into the whole tribe.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
Such a meaning is forced and unnatural, and, therefore, not to be adopted without urgent necessity.
"The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences" by Edward Hitchcock
The dealer, if he adopts, should discard a singleton, unless it is an ace.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
This procedure defines roughly what is implied by the term "clean weeding," and it is the policy adopted by most estates.
"The Preparation of Plantation Rubber" by Sidney Morgan
Why, then, should he adopt a more difficult course, by crossing them?
"Osceola the Seminole" by Mayne Reid
For which reason the Greeks cannot be persuaded to adopt the custom of transporting relics.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

In poetry:

And why annoy that whiten'd head,
Our land's adopted son,
Who wisely drew love's slender thread,
And wedded us in one.
"To Nova Scotia" by Thomas Frederick Young
No matter what the world may say,
Adopt this as an omen—
That you will go the right of way,
And make yourself a woman.
"Class Valedictorian" by Frank Barbour Coffin
To feel me the adopted heir
Of Art and Nature wed and blent,
In days of trouble routed care;
In these will bring content.
"Free" by Alfred Austin
Why, dear friends, oh! tell us wherefore
You're so anxious to be gone;
Is the country late adopted
Dearer to you than your own?
"To My Missionary Friends" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
Sweet one, make haste and know Him too,
Thine own adopting Father love,
That like thine earliest dew
Thy dying sweets may prove.
"Holy Baptism" by John Keble
The pow'rs of her monstrous adoption to try,
'Midst, Syria! thy waterless waste,
She bade him the blast of thy desert outvie,
And defile all thy relics of taste.
"The Fury Of Discord" by Sir John Carr

In news:

Bobo has been adopted TWICE and brought back and no, there's nothing wrong with him…KC Counts just adopted a dog that was brought back and he's a hundred pounds of perfection.
13 children find adoptive parents during Vanderburgh County Adoption Day.
All wild horse/ burro adoption requirements apply, including an approved adoption application.
Cat's Cradle wants to get more kitties adopted with a special adoption event that runs from Nov 10 through Nov 18.
Adoption UK has appointed Cavendish Communications to help drive through legislation offering more support to new adopters, as the Government works to speed up the adoption process.
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Chickadee as the program's adoptable pet of the week.
It might be a kitten that gets adopted by a dog, a bird that gets adopted by a cat, or a cow that takes care of a colt, but regardless of the match-up, it's a thing of beauty.
In my opinion, the recent adoption of "safety automation" has outpaced the original adoption of PLC technology in the early 1970's.
Adoptive Families magazine has domestic, international, foster and embryo adoption information and resources for couples and individuals adopting a baby from the US, Russia, China, Korea, Ethiopia and beyond.
The families here today have either adopted or given up for adoption frozen embryos that remained after fertility treatments.
' — starts out in therapy, with Dr Wexler coming to the obvious and apparent conclusion that Gene does not want to adopt a child, a fact he has not shared with his eager-to-adopt-wife Shannon.
Organizations have adopted, or are adopting, virtualization as the stan­dard platform for server operating sys­tems.
The annual National Adoption Day event featured adoptions by a single dad, grandparents and a father and son.
A Georgia town celebrated National Adoption Day with more than a dozen children being adopted just before Thanksgiving.
Gay Adoptive Parents Make Great Adoptive Parents.

In science:

Note that since we used a lattice with even number of sites and adopted periodic boundary condition, there is no exact zero energy state, i.e., the diverging DoS found here is not an artifact by the special choice of boundary conditions.
Singular Density of States of Disordered Dirac Fermions in the Chiral Models
Bmax seems to be relatively unaffected by the adopted value for Bc and scales with B0 , as expected for a model without buoyancy.
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
We have shown that magnetic buoyancy can limit the magnetic field within the overshoot layer and the adopted value for the critical field Bc strongly constrains the toroidal field at low latitudes.
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
An experimental µe parameterization is adopted, including non-linear effects at high fields.
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam
The adopted reddening law gives E (V −I ) = 1.278E (B−V ). A total of 209 galaxies were found to have both (V −I ) and Mg2 data.
A Synthesis of Data from Fundamental Plane and Surface Brightness Fluctuation Surveys
We have adopted 0.33 for the hµie coefficient in the FP relation because it is within 0.01 of the values derived from very large data samples by Hudson et al. (1997), Jorgensen et al. (1996), Colless et al. (2001) and the SMAC pro ject.
A Synthesis of Data from Fundamental Plane and Surface Brightness Fluctuation Surveys
However, we think that by adopting the matching conditions chosen here, spurious effects due to this sudden transition are avoided.
On the Spectrum of Fluctuations in an Effective Field Theory of the Ekpyrotic Universe
In order to investigate the selfaveraging properties in a physically meaningful way, we adopt the following point of view.
Universal bounds on the selfaveraging of random diffraction measures
What has been adopted in Canada is also proving to be problematic.
National Information Infrastructure Development in Canada and the U.S.: Redefining Universal Service and Universal Access in the Age of Techno-Economic Convergence
The study shows that the evidence in these four sites is consistent with earlier findings in Blacksburg, Virginia (Kavanaugh, 2000; Patterson and Kavanaugh, 2001; Kavanaugh and Patterson, 2001) and other studies of early innovation adopters (Rogers, 1983; Kohut, 1999; Valente, 1995, among others).
Civic Engagement among Early Internet Adopters: Trend or Phase?
The data indicate that early adopters of the Internet are more likely to engage in civic activities and to have higher levels of community involvement than later adopters.
Civic Engagement among Early Internet Adopters: Trend or Phase?
H2: Persons of higher social status will adopt and use the community computer network earlier than others in the community.
Civic Engagement among Early Internet Adopters: Trend or Phase?
H3: Early adopters will use the computer network to facilitate their interest and involvement in local affairs.
Civic Engagement among Early Internet Adopters: Trend or Phase?
We adopt the convention that, when a group of walls is denoted as Gh for some h ∈ δ0 , then Gh ∈ Gh .
Rigidity of the interface for percolation and random-cluster models
For the magnetic field configuration, the stochastic model suggested by Parker & Jopikii (2000) is adopted.
The Effect of the Random Magnetic Field Component on the Parker Instability