adaptednesses

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adaptednesses

  1. plural form of adaptedness
    • 1992, "Interactions: The Biological Context of Social Systems", Niles Eldredge, Marjorie Glicksman Grene, Marjorie Grene, p. 46
      The theory of natural selections holds, after all, only for adaptations, states of being adapted, adaptednesses; and these are means-end relations.
    • 1876, "Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay", Samuel Austin Allibone, p. 252
      He creates those sympathies and suitablenesses of nature that are the foundation of all true friendship, and by his providence brings persons so affected …
    • 1915, "Emma Darwin, a Century of Family Letters, 1792-1896", Henrietta Emma Darwin Litchfield, p. 239
      We must travel voiturier, which among many conveniences and suitablenesses has its plagues for an impatient spirit.