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Origin of adoptive
usage note for adoptive
OTHER WORDS FROM adoptivea·dop·tive·ly, adverbun·a·dop·tive, adjectiveun·a·dop·tive·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for adoptive
There is wide consensus among attorneys that adoptive parents can vacate an adoption if acts of fraud were committed.Couple Sues Over Russian ‘Bait-and-Switch’ Adoption of Disabled Kids|Tina Traster|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pause, here, for a side-story: Costa is a Brazilian who elected to play for his adoptive Spain over the country of his birth.Dutch Treat: The Netherlands Sinks Spain In World Cup 2014|Tunku Varadarajan|June 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Scott, born Laura “Luann” Bambrough, was raised in Utah by adoptive Mormon parents.Fashion Designer—and Mick Jagger’s Girlfriend—L’Wren Scott, Found Dead|Erin Cunningham|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cofsky explained that Matthew Mancuso, the adoptive father, looked perfect on paper.
They sat in on monthly conference calls with the State Department for families caught midstream in the adoptive process.
It will be seen that she was not wholly unjust to her adoptive country: she found it delightful to look out of the window.Lady Barbarina|Henry James
The Assembly was finally triumphant; this new department was at last to be organized like those of the adoptive mother.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
Among these adoptive and neglected fields there will be hollows of stagnation and delays of progress.The American Country Girl|Martha Foote Crow
Insensibly, too, as Roschen grew out of childhood into girlhood, her attitude towards her adoptive father changed.An Idyl Of The East Side|Thomas A. Janvier
On the death of his adoptive father he enters into full possession of his inheritance—assets as well as liabilities.The Historical Child|Oscar Chrisman