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  • We are evil, according to your morality.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • We are useless, according to your economics.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • We are only an illusion, according to your philosophy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • We are dangerous and to be shackled, according to your politics.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Man's fall, according to your teachers, was that he gained the virtues required to live.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Our modern laws are elastic and open to interpretation according to . . . circumstances.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If this is evil, do whatever you please about me, according to whatever standards you hold.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If you know that I can run an engine, but they can't build a railroad, choose according to that.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He discarded all our standard assumptions, according to which his motor would have been impossible.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • We put into practice that noble historical precept: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • We put into practice that noble historical precept: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The plan was that everybody in the factory would work according to his ability, but would be paid according to his need.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The plan was that everybody in the factory would work according to his ability, but would be paid according to his need.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • According to Fireman Beal, the effects of the fumes began to be felt when the train was about three miles inside the tunnel.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • We'll lift all restrictions from the production of steel and every company will produce all it can, according to its ability.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The preservation of its furnaces being its basic need, every company will be paid according to the number of furnaces it owns.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But according to the plan of the present split-second, they've begged me to keep pouring my Metal, in any amount and by any means I choose.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This is the new ideal, the goal to aim at, the purpose to live for, and all men are to be rewarded according to how close they approach it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • These discoveries have led scientists to contradictions which are impossible, according to the human mind, but which exist in reality nonetheless.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • All of their gross revenue is turned over to the Railroad Pool Board in Washington, which acts as trustee for the industry as a whole, and divides the total income among the various railroads, according to a . . . a more modern principle of distribution.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The factory's production had fallen by forty per cent, in that first half-year, so it was decided that somebody hadn't delivered 'according to his ability' Who?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • According to the procedure established by directives, cases of this kind were not tried by a jury, but by a panel of three judges appointed by the Bureau of Economic Planning and National Resources; the procedure, the directives had stated, was to be informal and democratic.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At the end of the year, the Board will distribute these earnings by totaling the nation's steel output and dividing it by the number of open-hearth furnaces in existence, thus arriving at an average which will be fair to all-and every company will be paid according to its need.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breach or fraud by others, to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective law.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If you give your friend a sum you can afford, it is not a sacrifice; if you give him money at the cost of your own discomfort, it is only a partial virtue, according to this sort of moral standard; if you give him money at the cost of disaster to yourselfthat is the virtue of sacrifice in full.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You couldn't count on buying a new suit of clothes next year-they might give you a 'clothing allowance' or they might not, according to whether nobody broke a leg, needed an operation or gave birth to more babies.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He was struggling not to allow into his mind the thought that was pressing against its periphery: What were the chances and how long would it take-according to the mathematical theory of probability-for primitive men, working by rule-of-thumb, to hit the right combination of parts and re-create the motor of this engine?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At the end of the year, the Pool Board distributes the total gross income, and every individual railroad is paid, not on the haphazard, old-fashioned basis of the number of trains run or the tonnage of freight carried, but on the basis of its need-that is, the preservation of its track being its main need, every individual railroad is paid according to the mileage of the track which it owns and maintains.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Philip had seized his sleeve and asked, his voice shrinking suddenly into open anxiety, "Say, Claude — . . . according to . . . to Directive 10-289 . . . if he goes, there's . . . there's to be no heirs?"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And when you saw it, you saw the real motive of any person who's ever preached the slogan: 'From each according to his ability, to each according to his need,' "This was the whole secret of it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And when you saw it, you saw the real motive of any person who's ever preached the slogan: 'From each according to his ability, to each according to his need,' "This was the whole secret of it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …baby to be born-for anyone anywhere around youit's theirs to receive, from diapers to dentures-and yours to work, from sunup to sundown, month after month, year after year, with nothing to show for it but your sweat, with nothing in sight for you but their pleasure, for the whole of your life, without rest, without hope, without end. . . . . From each according to his ability, to each according to his need. . . . . "We're all one big family, they told us, we're all in this together.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …baby to be born-for anyone anywhere around youit's theirs to receive, from diapers to dentures-and yours to work, from sunup to sundown, month after month, year after year, with nothing to show for it but your sweat, with nothing in sight for you but their pleasure, for the whole of your life, without rest, without hope, without end. . . . . From each according to his ability, to each according to his need. . . . . "We're all one big family, they told us, we're all in this together.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: accord her the respect deserved
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as in: reached an accord
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