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as in: done of her own accord Define
mind -- voluntarily (without anyone asking)
  • The maid, who had been listening at her door for a long while, came into her room of her own accord.
  • The old servant to whose hut he had gone to get dry evidently approved of Levin’s plan, and of his own accord proposed to enter the partnership by the purchase of cattle.

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  • He did not want to ask her what they had been talking of, but he hoped that she would tell him something of her own accord.
  • His brother came the next morning to see Vronsky, and of his own accord asked him about her, and Alexey Vronsky told him directly that he looked upon his connection with Madame Karenina as marriage; that he hoped to arrange a divorce, and then to marry her, and until then he considered her as much a wife as any other wife, and he begged him to tell their mother and his wife so.
  • But at that very moment Tit stopped of his own accord, and stooping down picked up some grass, rubbed his scythe, and began whetting it.

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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
  • "According to that, if my senses are annihilated, if my body is dead, I can have no existence of any sort?" he queried.
  • And he will calmly and punctually act in accordance with his words.

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  • Jealousy according to his notions was an insult to one’s wife, and one ought to have confidence in one’s wife.
  • He sent for the carpenter, who, according to his orders, ought to have been at work at the thrashing machine.
  • "What’s to be done, according to you?" she asked with the same frivolous irony.
  • And besides, on that day, as it was the fifteenth, he had to give his wife some money for her expenses, according to their usual arrangement.
  • He had bachelor tastes, and it was in accordance with them that he shaped his life.
  • He not only disliked family life, but a family, and especially a husband was, in accordance with the views general in the bachelor world in which he lived, conceived as something alien, repellant, and, above all, ridiculous.
  • If there was a reason for his preferring liberal to conservative views, which were held also by many of his circle, it arose not from his considering liberalism more rational, but from its being in closer accordance with his manner of life.
  • Then he sent for the Englishman and the money-lender, and divided what money he had according to the accounts he intended to pay.

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  • That force finds a certain form of activity of itself, according to the stage of its development.
  • "By such a course only shall I be acting in accordance with the dictates of religion," he told himself.
  • But the only system that does answer is where laborer is working in accordance with his habits, just as on the old peasant’s land half-way here.
  • He saw the possibility of looking men in the face again without shame, and he could live in accordance with his own habits.
  • But he (he knew very well how he must appear to others) was a country gentleman, occupied in breeding cattle, shooting game, and building barns; in other words, a fellow of no ability, who had not turned out well, and who was doing just what, according to the ideas of the world, is done by people fit for nothing else.
  • Anna had arrived in Petersburg early in the morning; the carriage had been sent to meet her in accordance with her telegram, and so Alexey Alexandrovitch might have known of her arrival.
  • Let us try to look upon the labor force not as an abstract force, but as the Russian peasant with his instincts, and we shall arrange our system of culture in accordance with that.
  • In order to keep his affairs in some sort of order, he used about five times a year (more or less frequently, according to circumstances) to shut himself up alone and put all his affairs into definite shape.
  • The sketch might be corrected in accordance with the requirements of the figure, the legs, indeed, could and must be put differently, and the position of the left hand must be quite altered; the hair too might be thrown back.
  • All the noblemen were sitting railed off behind barriers according to their districts.
  • The date had long passed on which, according to the most trustworthy calculations of people learned in such matters, Kitty should have been confined.
  • Oh, according to the attacks made on you.
  • And now, according to Sergey Ivanovitch’s account, the people had foregone this privilege they had bought at such a costly price.
  • He was pleased to think that, even in such an important crisis in life, no one would be able to say that he had not acted in accordance with the principles of that religion whose banner he had always held aloft amid the general coolness and indifference.
  • Moreover, this new head had the further reputation of being a bear in his manners, and was, according to all reports, a man of a class in all respects the opposite of that to which his predecessor had belonged, and to which Stepan Arkadyevitch had hitherto belonged himself.
  • Chapter 2 On the day of the wedding, according to the Russian custom (the princess and Darya Alexandrovna insisted on strictly keeping all the customs), Levin did not see his betrothed, and dined at his hotel with three bachelor friends, casually brought together at his rooms.
  • O Lord, our God, who hast poured down the blessings of Thy Truth according to Thy Holy Covenant upon Thy chosen servants, our fathers, from generation to generation, bless Thy servants Konstantin and Ekaterina, and make their troth fast in faith, and union of hearts, and truth, and love….
  • He did not in his heart respect his mother, and without acknowledging it to himself, he did not love her, though in accordance with the ideas of the set in which he lived, and with his own education, he could not have conceived of any behavior to his mother not in the highest degree respectful and obedient, and the more externally obedient and respectful his behavior, the less in his heart he respected and loved her.
  • And they fell to talking of the last war news, and each concealed from the other his perplexity as to the engagement expected next day, since the Turks had been beaten, according to the latest news, at all points.
  • Vronsky’s mother, on hearing of his connection, was at first pleased at it, because nothing to her mind gave such a finishing touch to a brilliant young man as a liaison in the highest society; she was pleased, too, that Madame Karenina, who had so taken her fancy, and had talked so much of her son, was, after all, just like all other pretty and well-bred women,—at least according to the Countess Vronskaya’s ideas.
  • The Tatar, recollecting that it was Stepan Arkadyevitch’s way not to call the dishes by the names in the French bill of fare, did not repeat them after him, but could not resist rehearsing the whole menu to himself according to the bill:—"_Soupe printaniere, turbot, sauce Beaumarchais, poulard a l’estragon, macedoine de fruits_….etc.," and then instantly, as though worked by springs, laying down one bound bill of fare, he took up another, the list of wines, and submitted it to Stepan…
  • But he had only to forget the artificial train of reasoning, and to turn from life itself to what had satisfied him while thinking in accordance with the fixed definitions, and all this artificial edifice fell to pieces at once like a house of cards, and it became clear that the edifice had been built up out of those transposed words, apart from anything in life more important than reason.
  • "The one comfort is like that prayer, which I always liked: ’Forgive me not according to my unworthiness, but according to Thy lovingkindness.’
  • "The one comfort is like that prayer, which I always liked: ’Forgive me not according to my unworthiness, but according to Thy lovingkindness.’
  • "It’s beyond everything what’s being done in the district, according to what this doctor tells me.
  • …salary is fixed without any regard for that law, as, for instance, when I see two engineers leaving college together, both equally well trained and efficient, and one getting forty thousand while the other is satisfied with two; or when I see lawyers and hussars, having no special qualifications, appointed directors of banking companies with immense salaries, I conclude that the salary is not fixed in accordance with the law of supply and demand, but simply through personal interest.
  • "No, excuse me, but if you consider this inequality is unjust, why is it you don’t act accordingly?
  • "Of old I used to say that in my body, that in the body of this grass and of this beetle (there, she didn’t care for the grass, she’s opened her wings and flown away), there was going on a transformation of matter in accordance with physical, chemical, and physiological laws.
  • When the deacon had finished the prayer for the Imperial family, the priest turned to the bridal pair with a book: "Eternal God, that joinest together in love them that were separate," he read in a gentle, piping voice: "who hast ordained the union of holy wedlock that cannot be set asunder, Thou who didst bless Isaac and Rebecca and their descendants, according to Thy Holy Covenant; bless Thy servants, Konstantin and Ekaterina, leading them in the path of all good works.

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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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  • She noticed that when questioning her about her family, Madame Stahl had smiled contemptuously, which was not in accord with Christian meekness.

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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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