adopted


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acquired as your own by free choice

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She has thriven as well as child can do with the weaver; and he adopted her.
Hence Quasimodo's gratitude was profound, passionate, boundless; and although the visage of his adopted father was often clouded or severe, although his speech was habitually curt, harsh, imperious, that gratitude never wavered for a single moment.
My second maxim was to be as firm and resolute in my actions as I was able, and not to adhere less steadfastly to the most doubtful opinions, when once adopted, than if they had been highly certain; imitating in this the example of travelers who, when they have lost their way in a forest, ought not to wander from side to side, far less remain in one place, but proceed constantly towards the same side in as straight a line as possible, without changing their direction for slight reasons, although perhaps it might be chance alone which at first determined the selection; for in this way, if they do not exactly reach the point they desire, they will come at least in the end to some place that will probably be preferable to the middle of a forest.
Mamma Valerius turned a terrified face to Christine, who had already run to her adopted mother and was holding her in her arms.
The woman professed to have made all manner of inquiries, but all in vain: so, being childless and a widow, she adopted him herself.
When my adopted son was about ten years old I was obliged to go on a journey.
And the proposed Constitution, if adopted, will be the bill of rights of the Union.
The support of the judges will clearly be an extra expense, but to what extent will depend on the particular plan which may be adopted in regard to this matter.
I thought if I adopted you as much as I can now, it would be nicer.
Then, by degrees, I won their confidence in much the same manner as I had adopted countless times with my many mundane mounts.
Certainly, I might have lived happily amongst those good people, who adored me, but my perverse disposition prevailed over the virtues which my adopted mother endeavored to instil into my heart.
Feuds and civil wars succeeded that lasted for two or three years, until Rose, having contrived to set his adopted brethren by the ears, left them, and went down the Missouri in 1823.
In religion and morals I adopted the views of a materialist companion of my studies--a worn-out man of more than double my age.
The two castaways, John Ferrier and the little girl who had shared his fortunes and had been adopted as his daughter, accompanied the Mormons to the end of their great pilgrimage.
The plan was adopted, the necessary treaty made, with legislation to carry out its provisions; the Madagascarene Philosopher took his seat in the Temple of Immortality, and Peace spread her white wings over the two nations, to the unspeakable defiling of her plumage.