Shall I preclude my future by taking a high seat and kindly adapting
my conversation to the shape of heads?
The governing class in Great Britain was slowly adapting
itself to a new conception, of the Subject Races as waking peoples, and finding its efforts to keep the Empire together under these, strains and changing ideas greatly impeded by the entirely sporting spirit with which Bert Smallways at home (by the million) cast his vote, and by the tendency of his more highly coloured equivalents to be disrespectful to irascible officials.
After a short period of adapting
himself to the old conditions of life, Nicholas found it very pleasant to be at home again.
Dressed in a close-fitting costume, light and elastic, adapting
itself to every movement, and made to answer every purpose required by the exercise in which he was abo ut to engage, Geoffrey's physical advantages showed themselves in their best and bravest aspect.
In such case, every slight modification, which in the course of ages chanced to arise, and which in any way favoured the individuals of any of the species, by better adapting
them to their altered conditions, would tend to be preserved; and natural selection would thus have free scope for the work of improvement.
In the remote earliest form of the stories, as Celtic myths, this supernatural element was no doubt frank and very large, but Malory's authorities, the more skeptical French romancers, adapting
it to their own age, had often more or less fully rationalized it; transforming, for instance, the black river of Death which the original heroes often had to cross on journeys to the Celtic Other World into a rude and forbidding moat about the hostile castle into which the romancers degraded the Other World itself.
Beaumarchais, in a later day, had given it back its true poetry by adapting
it for the French theatre and putting it into the mouth of a page, who pours out his heart to his stepmother.
Do you mean to say," I asked, slowly adapting
myself to the new idea, "that Dr.
He did not succeed in adapting
his face to the position in which he was placed towards his wife by the discovery of his fault.
Let things stop as they are," I said, adapting
my language to my listener.
As she straightened her own figure, and held up her head in adapting
her action to her words, the idea crossed Stephen that he had seen this old woman before, and had not quite liked her.