Example sentences for: adaptation

How can you use “adaptation” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Pronunciations are given as necessary, using an adaptation of the International Phonetic Alphabet developed by the Barnharts for this series.

  • The latest film adaptation of a Henry James novel wins praise for its fidelity to the text and its period trappings.

  • While the adaptation is respectful, it "mostly misses the humor, lyricism and emotional charge of Frank McCourt's magical and magnificent memoir" and unfortunately becomes "something resembling a conventional tale of a gifted young man's struggle to lift himself out of oppressive circumstances" (Todd McCarthy, Variety ). The harshest complaint: It's just "two hours and 20 minutes of beautifully photographed rain, mud, blood, lice, vomit, dead babies, and whining" (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly ). The more upbeat take: The movie is "a thinner version of the novel, but you still get a drama that has you laughing and brokenhearted" (Desson Howe, the Washington Post ). (Click here to read an excerpt from the book.)

  • Raves for director Neil Jordan's ( The Crying Game ) "hauntingly beautiful" (Cathleen McGuigan, Newsweek ) adaptation of a Graham Greene novel.

  • Therefore, complementation may also have contributed to the slowdown of the speed of adaptation at large population sizes, and the relative contributions of complementation and clonal interference to the slowdown would be hard to disentangle.


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