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accord
used in Pygmalion

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
Definition
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
This sense of accord is often seen in the form according to where it can take on more specific meanings. For example:
  • "According to Kim, ..." — as stated by
  • "To each according to her ability." — based upon
  • "Points are scored according to how well they perform." — depending upon
  • "The dose is calculated according to body weight." — in proportion to
  • Accordingly, it is a truth everywhere in evidence that strong people, masculine or feminine, not only do not marry stronger people, but do not show any preference for them in selecting their friends.
    Act 5 (70% in)
  • To put it shortly, she knew that for some mysterious reason he had not the makings of a married man in him, according to her conception of a husband as one to whom she would be his nearest and fondest and warmest interest.
    Act 5 (66% in)

There are no more uses of "accord" flagged with this meaning in Pygmalion.

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2  —1 use as in:
done of her own accord
Definition
mind — voluntarily (without anyone asking)
  • He stops unlacing and looks at them as if they had appeared there of their own accord].
    Act 4 (18% in)

There are no more uses of "accord" flagged with this meaning in Pygmalion.

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