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The Idiot
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  • Did she bring you with her of her own accord?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • According to my nephew they are more advanced even than the Nihilists.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • According to Lebedeff, these trees gave the house a most delightful aspect.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • According to justice, all that was done for me ought to have been done for him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • According to Lebedeff's account, he had first tried what he could do with General Epanchin.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • According to his opinion I might die quite suddenly—tomorrow, for instance—there had been such cases.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • According to her opinion, the whole thing had been one huge, fantastical, absurd, unpardonable mistake.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • According to the lines she quoted: "'From his face he never lifted That eternal mask of steel.'"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He had offered to sell them the hedgehog, and they had paid fifty copecks for it; and the hatchet had so taken their fancy that they had made up their minds to buy it of their own accord.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This lasted perhaps half a second, yet he distinctly remembered hearing the beginning of the wail, the strange, dreadful wail, which burst from his lips of its own accord, and which no effort of will on his part could suppress.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • —morality might reproach me, according to the old routine, for disposing of my life without permission—or whatever its tenet may be.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In fact we are in full accord with certain forcible words spoken to the prince by Evgenie Pavlovitch, quite unceremoniously, during the course of a friendly conversation, six or seven days after the events at Nastasia Philipovna's house.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • We met at the green bench this morning, punctually at seven o'clock,—according to an agreement made by Aglaya Ivanovna with myself yesterday.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Poor Lizabetha Prokofievna was most anxious to get home, and, according to Evgenie's account, she criticized everything foreign with much hostility.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • All the guests were known to the prince; but the curious part of the matter was that they had all arrived on the same evening, as though with one accord, although he had only himself recollected the fact that it was his birthday a few moments since.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He rose and looked for my cap, and placed it in my hand, and led me out of the house—that dreadful gloomy house of his—to all appearances, of course, as though I were leaving of my own accord, and he were simply seeing me to the door out of politeness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He was a man who really did possess a kind heart, although his interest in the prince, in the earlier part of the evening, was due, among other reasons, to the latter's connection with Nastasia Philipovna, according to popular report.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • According to the reports of the most talented gossip-mongers—those who, in every class of society, are always in haste to explain every event to their neighbours—the young gentleman concerned was of good family—a prince—fairly rich—weak of intellect, but a democrat and a dabbler in the Nihilism of the period, as exposed by Mr. Turgenieff.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • According to my calculations, the sum spent on me was very considerably under ten thousand roubles, but I decided on that sum, and you must admit that in paying a debt I could not offer Mr. Burdovsky more, however kindly disposed I might be towards him; delicacy forbids it; I should seem to be offering him charity instead of rightful payment.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Elizabetha Prokofievna sometimes informed the girls that they were a little too candid in this matter, but in spite of their outward deference to their mother these three young women, in solemn conclave, had long agreed to modify the unquestioning obedience which they had been in the habit of according to her; and Mrs. General Epanchin had judged it better to say nothing about it, though, of course, she was well aware of the fact.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Didn't I tell you the truth now, when I said you were in love?" he said, coming up to Muishkin of his own accord, and stopping him.  (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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