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  • You see, sir, I am come, according to promise!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You cannot deny that you entered my house of your own accord, in contempt of his injunctions to the contrary.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You are not so bewitched, ma'am, are you, as to remain with him of your own accord?'  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'She went of her own accord,' answered the master; 'she had a right to go if she pleased.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He was not far; I found him smoothing the glossy coat of the new pony in the stable, and feeding the other beasts, according to custom.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • ' Cathy stayed upstairs a fortnight, according to Zillah; who visited her twice a day, and would have been rather more friendly, but her attempts at increasing kindness were proudly and promptly repelled.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I said, alarmed at his manner: though he was neither in danger of losing his senses, nor dying, according to my judgment: he was quite strong and healthy; and, as to his reason, from childhood he had a delight in dwelling on dark things, and entertaining odd fancies.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A minute previously she was violent; now, supported on one arm, and not noticing my refusal to obey her, she seemed to find childish diversion in pulling the feathers from the rents she had just made, and ranging them on the sheet according to their different species: her mind had strayed to other associations.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Catherine kissed her father, and sat down quietly to her lessons for a couple of hours, according to custom; then she accompanied him into the grounds, and the whole day passed as usual: but in the evening, when she had retired to her room, and I went to help her to undress, I found her crying, on her knees by the bedside.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …park and garden, always silent, and almost always in tears; and her brother shut himself up among books that he never opened — wearying, I guessed, with a continual vague expectation that Catherine, repenting her conduct, would come of her own accord to ask pardon, and seek a reconciliation — and SHE fasted pertinaciously, under the idea, probably, that at every meal Edgar was ready to choke for her absence, and pride alone held him from running to cast himself at her feet; I went…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Lintons heard us, and with one accord they shot like arrows to the door; there was silence, and then a cry, "Oh, mamma, mamma!  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: accord her the respect deserved
as in: according to, or in accord with
as in: reached an accord
as in: done of her own accord
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