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There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.Alfred Adler
From Spanish, from Arabic الطوب (aʈ-ʈūb), from Coptic tube (“brick”).
- An unburnt brick dried in the sun; also used as an adjective as an adobe house, in Texas or New Mexico.
- Stone sidewalks, little more than a ledge in width, ran along the base of the mean and monotonous adobe houses. — O’Henry, Cabbages and Kings
- “Find me a nice, clean adobe wall,” says he, “and send Senor Rompiro up against it.” — O’Henry, Roads of Destiny
- The Jawas mutter gibberish as they busily line up their battered captives, including Artoo and Threepio, in front of the enormous Sandcrawler, which is parked beside a small homestead consisting of three large holes in the ground surrounded by several tall moisture vaporators and one small adobe block house. — Star Wars script
- 2003: The Sangre de Cristos came into view and the first soft-cornered adobe houses, and that night we ate at La Fonda with my Aunt Elsie, who worked for the Indian Bureau, and had Hopi snake dances and San Ildefonso pottery-makers and Mabel Dodge Luhan in store for us in the coming weeks. — Roger Angell, in The New Yorker, 26 May 2003
- IPA: /a.dɔb/
adobe m. (plural adobes)
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