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as in: done of her own accord Define
mind -- voluntarily (without anyone asking)
  • Another thing about Razumihin—you certainly ought to have said that he came of his own accord, to have concealed your part in it!
  • "I must settle Svidrigailov," he thought, "and as soon as possible; he, too, seems to be waiting for me to come to him of my own accord."

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  • I only spoke to show you that you need have no remorse even if…. you were willing to save your brother of your own accord, as I suggest to you.
  • "Why, he lives here, in that house," he thought, "why, I have not come to Razumihin of my own accord!
  • We were left alone, she suddenly flung herself on my neck (for the first time of her own accord), put her little arms round me, kissed me, and vowed that she would be an obedient, faithful, and good wife, would make me happy, would devote all her life, every minute of her life, would sacrifice everything, everything, and that all she asks in return is my respect, and that she wants ’nothing, nothing more from me, no presents.’

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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
  • "It’s in accordance with your theory!"
  • One must cut one’s coat according to one’s cloth, but what about you, Mr. Luzhin?

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  • In accordance with my theory?
  • The creditor is at liberty to sell your property, and proceed against you according to the law.
  • The second category all transgress the law; they are destroyers or disposed to destruction according to their capacities.
  • It was his conviction that this eclipse of reason and failure of will power attacked a man like a disease, developed gradually and reached its highest point just before the perpetration of the crime, continued with equal violence at the moment of the crime and for longer or shorter time after, according to the individual case, and then passed off like any other disease.
  • I did not expect it indeed of you, Pyotr Petrovitch, especially as according to your ideas…. oh, what a drawback your ideas are to you!
  • She was turned out, of course; but, according to her own story, she abused him and threw something at him.
  • You turned this way mechanically and yet precisely according to the direction, though you are not aware of it.
  • According to his observations the patient’s illness was due partly to his unfortunate material surroundings during the last few months, but it had partly also a moral origin, "was, so to speak, the product of several material and moral influences, anxieties, apprehensions, troubles, certain ideas…. and so on."

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  • Of all the lice I picked out the most useless one and proposed to take from her only as much as I needed for the first step, no more nor less (so the rest would have gone to a monastery, according to her will, ha-ha!

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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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