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as in: according to, or in accord with Define
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
  • ...on account of most people being judged according to the company they keep.
  • The course you pursued, you pursued according to the system — the system — and there is no more to be said about it.

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  • ’My mother left me to my grandmother,’ said Bounderby; ’and, according to the best of my remembrance, my grandmother was the wickedest and the worst old woman that ever lived.
  • Accordingly, they went down to the drawing-room, where the esteemed lady with no nonsense about her, was recumbent as usual, while Sissy worked beside her.
  • Which I accordingly venture, with all suitable apologies, to do.’
  • But ’tis for him to know his heart, and what is right according to it.’
  • His face betrayed his thoughts — perhaps without betraying him, for it might have been according to its instructions so to do.
  • It was a size larger than Mr. Bounderby’s house, as other houses were from a size to half-a-dozen sizes smaller; in all other particulars, it was strictly according to pattern.
  • ’I am going to finish this business according to my own opinions.
  • But, when he is trimmed, smoothed, and varnished, according to the mode; when he is aweary of vice, and aweary of virtue, used up as to brimstone, and used up as to bliss; then, whether he take to the serving out of red tape, or to the kindling of red fire, he is the very Devil.

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  • But these were pigmies against an army; the general assemblage subscribed to the gospel according to Slackbridge, and gave three cheers for him, as he sat demonstratively panting at them.
  • B. Childers, so justly celebrated for his daring vaulting act as the Wild Huntsman of the North American Prairies; in which popular performance, a diminutive boy with an old face, who now accompanied him, assisted as his infant son: being carried upside down over his father’s shoulder, by one foot, and held by the crown of his head, heels upwards, in the palm of his father’s hand, according to the violent paternal manner in which wild huntsmen may be observed to fondle their offspring.
  • ’And I, my dear,’ said Rachel, with a tremble in her voice, ’have known him through them all, to be, according to his quiet ways, so faithful to everything honest and good, that if he was never to be heard of more, and I was to live to be a hundred years old, I could say with my last breath, God knows my heart.
  • He lay upon his back with one arm doubled under him, and according to his own belief had hardly stirred since he fell, except that he had moved his free hand to a side pocket, in which he remembered to have some bread and meat (of which he had swallowed crumbs), and had likewise scooped up a little water in it now and then.
  • ’Louisa,’ and his hand rested on her hair again, ’I have been absent from here, my dear, a good deal of late; and though your sister’s training has been pursued according to — the system,’ he appeared to come to that word with great reluctance always, ’it has necessarily been modified by daily associations begun, in her case, at an early age.
  • At last he made the discovery that to discharge this highly connected female — to have it in his power to say, ’She was a woman of family, and wanted to stick to me, but I wouldn’t have it, and got rid of her’ — would be to get the utmost possible amount of crowning glory out of the connection, and at the same time to punish Mrs. Sparsit according to her deserts.
  • Accordingly, the chance witnesses on the ground, consisting of the busiest of the neighbours to the number of some five-and-twenty, closed in after Sissy and Rachael, as they closed in after Mrs. Sparsit and her prize; and the whole body made a disorderly irruption into Mr. Bounderby’s dining-room, where the people behind lost not a moment’s time in mounting on the chairs, to get the better of the people in front.

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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: done of her own accord Define
mind -- voluntarily (without anyone asking)
  • by his coming back of his own accord, and showing himself innocent
  • He shall come back of his own accord to clear himself, and put all those that have injured his good character, and he not here for its defence, to shame.

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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
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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