Rep. Steve King of Iowa said he was very glad “the things he offered to fix the bill” were adopted.
This balanced budget rule is to be adopted in the national constitutions of euro zone members.
He grew up outside Boston in rural New England, adopted by white parents, and was one of the only brown-skinned kids in the area.
“I was furious because I figured out in Europe that my real father had agreed to allow me to be adopted,” he said.
Thus, the logic goes, it means a father could marry his adopted daughter.
The first lawyer, you know, was a waif that was adopted by a tortoise and a fox.
Leofwin had adopted a very free-and-easy manner, it seemed to Tom.
Why he adopted this course it is impossible to do more than conjecture.
Each one is suggesting all the time the use of the tricks of language which he has adopted.
I saw then that he had adopted as his motto: Evil, be thou my good!
c.1500, a back-formation from adoption or else from Middle French adopter or directly from Latin adoptare "take by choice, choose for oneself, select, choose" (especially a child). Originally in English also of friends, fathers, citizens, etc. Sense of "to legally take as one's own child" and that of "to embrace, espouse" a practice, method, etc. are from c.1600. Related: Adopted; adopting.