So little adapted
is the atmosphere of a Custom-house to the delicate harvest of fancy and sensibility, that, had I remained there through ten Presidencies yet to come, I doubt whether the tale of "The Scarlet Letter" would ever have been brought before the public eye.
In the first, the qualifications best adapted
to uniting the suffrages of the party, will be more considered than those which fit the person for the station.
It is evident from what has been said, that a herile and a political government are not the same, or that all governments are alike to each other, as some affirm; for one is adapted
to the nature of freemen, the other to that of slaves.
Lynn and Sedley received fashion papers from Paris once a week and adapted
the costumes illustrated in them to the needs of their customers.
Less figuratively speaking, he came up into the printing-office to expose from the book the nefarious plagiarism of an editor in a neighboring city, who had adapted
with the change of names and a word or two here and there, whole passages from the essay on Barere, to the denunciation of a brother editor.
The Greystoke bungalow was not well adapted
Just as he was on the point of being eaten, the Crab said, "I well deserve my fate, for what business had I on the land, when by my nature and habits I am only adapted
for the sea?
Bill was an adapter, certainly, so he was--and very well he adapted
These furnaces, constructed of fireproof brick, were especially adapted
for burning pit coal, with a flat bottom upon which the iron bars were laid.
But in the case of an island, or of a country partly surrounded by barriers, into which new and better adapted
forms could not freely enter, we should then have places in the economy of nature which would assuredly be better filled up, if some of the original inhabitants were in some manner modified; for, had the area been open to immigration, these same places would have been seized on by intruders.
The vocabulary, adapted
to the unlearned readers, is more largely Saxon than in our later versions, and the older inflected forms appear oftener than in Chaucer; so that it is only through our knowledge of the later versions that we to-day can read the work without frequent stumbling.
When I think of acquiring for myself one of our luxurious dwellings, I am deterred, for, so to speak, the country is not yet adapted
to human culture, and we are still forced to cut our spiritual bread far thinner than our forefathers did their wheaten.