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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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as in: done of her own accord Define
mind -- voluntarily (without anyone asking)
  • His courage seemed suddenly to stiffen of its own accord.
  • And yet the instant that he allowed his thoughts to wander, his feet had brought him back here of their own accord.

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  • They seemed to have fallen of their own accord.
  • The masses never revolt of their own accord, and they never revolt merely because they are oppressed.
  • She did everything that was needed — cooked, washed, mended, made the bed, swept the floor, dusted the mantelpiece — always very slowly and with a curious lack of superfluous motion, like an artist’s lay-figure moving of its own accord.
  • Thoughts which came of their own accord but seemed totally uninteresting began to flit through his mind.
  • When he did recall it, it was only by consciously reasoning out what it must be: it did not come of its own accord.
  • Always we shall have the heretic here at our mercy, screaming with pain, broken up, contemptible — and in the end utterly penitent, saved from himself, crawling to our feet of his own accord.
  • The enormous face (because of constantly seeing it on posters he always thought of it as being a metre wide), with its heavy black moustache and the eyes that followed you to and fro, seemed to float into his mind of its own accord.

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  • She was not forced. She did it of her own accord.
  • After the fight, he turned himself in of his own accord.

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as in: according to, or in accord with Define
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
  • a Party member called upon to make a political or ethical judgement should be able to spray forth the correct opinions as automatically as a machine gun spraying forth bullets. His training fitted him to do this, the language gave him an almost foolproof instrument, and the texture of the words, with their harsh sound and a certain wilful ugliness which was in accord with the spirit of Ingsoc, assisted the process still further.
  • Winston’s working week was sixty hours, Julia’s was even longer, and their free days varied according to the pressure of work and did not often coincide.

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  • The frontiers between the three super-states are in some places arbitrary, and in others they fluctuate according to the fortunes of war, but in general they follow geographical lines.
  • Although the Party, according to its habit, claims the invention for itself, atomic bombs first appeared as early as the nineteen-forties, and were first used on a large scale about ten years later.
  • The dull pain in his belly never went away, but sometimes it grew better and sometimes worse, and his thoughts expanded or contracted accordingly.
  • The stars can be near or distant, according as we need them.
  • The concept of political equality no longer existed, and this secondary meaning had accordingly been purged out of the word equal.
  • The primary aim of modern warfare (in accordance with the principles of doublethink, this aim is simultaneously recognized and not recognized by the directing brains of the Inner Party) is to use up the products of the machine without raising the general standard of living.
  • Dark, for example, could be replaced by unlight, or light by undark, according to preference.
  • The resulting amalgam was always a noun-verb, and inflected according to the ordinary rules.

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  • She will get a fair trial in accordance with the law.
  • She dresses in accordance with the latest fashions.

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as in: according to, or in accord with Define
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
as in: reached an accord Define
an agreement
as in: done of her own accord Define
mind -- voluntarily (without anyone asking)
as in: accord her the respect deserved Define
to give someone special treatment -- especially respect
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