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Sample sentences for the GRE study word adapt

adapt can be used as a verb

1.But this type finds it almost impossible to adapt himself to his mate. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
2.Only those who learn to adapt themselves to their fellows can win great or lasting rewards. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
3.Urged thus far, I had no choice but to adapt my nature to an element which I had willingly chosen. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
4.The game is the same old game--you must adjust and adapt yourself to your environment or it will destroy you. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
5."My idea of him is, that he can adapt his conversation to the taste of every body, and has the power as well as the wish of being universally agreeable. - from Emma by Jane Austen
6.A disinclination to mix, the inability to adapt himself to his patrons and a tendency to hold people too rigidly to account are the business handicaps of the Osseous. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
7.Because he dislikes display, refuses to yield to the new fangled fashions of polite society and finds it hard to adapt himself to people, the man of this type is seldom a social success. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
8.I am much mistaken if Emma's doctrines give any strength of mind, or tend at all to make a girl adapt herself rationally to the varieties of her situation in life.--They only give a little polish.. - from Emma by Jane Austen
9.In other words, more than seventy per cent of American divorces are granted because husbands and wives can not adapt themselves to each other in the matter of how they shall spend their LEISURE hours. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
10.A certain set of highly ingenious resources are, with the Prefect, a sort of Procrustean bed, to which he forcibly adapts his designs. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
11.He is penetrated with the spirit of Plato, and quotes or adapts many thoughts both from the Republic and from the Timaeus. - from The Republic by Plato
12.He adapts mythology like the Homeric poems to the wants of the state, making 'the Phoenician tale' the vehicle of his ideas. - from The Republic by Plato

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