in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
It was according to the old saying, "Give a nigger an inch and he’ll take an ell."
...and everybody joined in and sung, and Peter was the only one that had a good thing, according to my notion.
According to my plan, I was going to turn up there from the village, not from below.
But we got under all right, and out through the hole, swift but soft—Jim first, me next, and Tom last, which was according to Tom’s orders.
But he said it warn’t no use, nothing but to be dead and done with it all could do him any good; though he said it often made him feel easier and better for a while if people treated him according to his rights, and got down on one knee to speak to him, and always called him "Your Majesty," and waited on him first at meals, and didn’t set down in his presence till he asked them.
Then the others softened up a little, too, and I was mighty thankful to that old doctor for doing Jim that good turn; and I was glad it was according to my judgment of him, too; because I thought he had a good heart in him and was a good man the first time I see him.
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She will get a fair trial in accordance with the law.
She dresses in accordance with the latest fashions.