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To Kill a Mockingbird
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as in: done of her own accord Define
mind -- voluntarily (without anyone asking)
  • I remembered something Jem had once explained to me when he went through a brief period of psychical research: he said if enough people- a stadium full, maybe- were to concentrate on one thing, such as setting a tree afire in the woods, that the tree would ignite of its own accord.
    p.281.0

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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
  • "She wants to talk to you about the family and what it’s meant to Maycomb County through the years, so you’ll have some idea of who you are, so you might be moved to behave accordingly," he concluded at a gallop.
    p.178.1
  • According to Miss Stephanie, Boo was sitting in the livingroom cutting some items from The Maycomb Tribune to paste in his scrapbook.
    p.13.6

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  • According to neighborhood legend, when the younger Radley boy was in his teens he became acquainted with some of the Cunninghams from Old Sarum ... and they formed the nearest thing to a gang ever seen in Maycomb.
    p.12.1
  • According to her views, she died beholden to nothing and nobody.
    p.149.7
  • She tried to bring them up according to her lights, and Cal’s lights are pretty good— and another thing, the children love her.
    p.183.3
  • According to Dill, he and Jem had just come to the highway when they saw Atticus driving toward them.
    p.321
  • According to Miss Stephanie Crawford, however, Atticus was leaving the post office when Mr. Ewell approached him, cursed him, spat on him, and threatened to kill him.
    p.291.1
  • Calpurnia said it was hard on Helen, because she had to walk nearly a mile out of her way to avoid the Ewells, who, according to Helen, "chunked at her" the first time she tried to use the public road.
    p.333.8

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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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