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The Da Vinci Code
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as in: according to, or in accord with Define
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
  • According to the director, at my orders he paged his entire team to look at the images I’d wired him.
  • Because if you draw a pentagram, the lines automatically divide themselves into segments according to the Divine Proportion.

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  • According to my grandfather, the blueprints come from one of Da Vinci’s secret diaries.
  • Sophie, according to Priory lore, the keystone is an encoded map… a map that reveals the hiding place of the Holy Grail.
  • According to Jewish custom, celibacy was condemned, and the obligation for a Jewish father was to find a suitable wife for his son.
  • According to these unaltered gospels, it was not Peter to whom Christ gave directions with which to establish the Christian Church.
  • Sophie was seated with Langdon and Teabing near the front of the cabin—the Fan Jet Executive Elite Design, according to the gold medallion on the door.
  • According to this rhyme, a knight did something that incurred displeasure with God, and yet a Pope was kind enough to bury him in London.
  • According to Teabing, it contained a map to the Holy Grail, unveiling the tomb of Mary Magdalene and the Sangreal treasure… the ultimate treasure trove of secret truth.
  • On one hand, it felt like a signpost, and yet, according to the poem, the missing piece of the puzzle was an orb that ought to be on his tomb… not one that was already there.

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  • So far, Leigh was being playfully cagey about where he thought they would find the "knight’s tomb," which, according to the poem, would provide the password for opening the smaller cryptex.
  • "Sophie," Langdon whispered, leaning toward her now, "according to the Priory of Sion, the Holy Grail is not a cup at all.
  • "According to the Priory," Teabing continued, "Mary Magdalene was pregnant at the time of the crucifixion.
  • According to lore, the brotherhood had created a map of stone—a clef de voûte… or keystone—an engraved tablet that revealed the final resting place of the brotherhood’s greatest secret… information so powerful that its protection was the reason for the brotherhood’s very existence.
  • André Vernet, according to official records, was a model citizen.
  • According to Sophie, Langdon had been called to the Louvre tonight not as a symbologist but rather as a suspect and was currently the unwitting target of one of DCPJ’s favorite interrogation methods—surveillance cachée—a deft deception in which the police calmly invited a suspect to a crime scene and interviewed him in hopes he would get nervous and mistakenly incriminate himself.

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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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unspecified meaning
  • Our desires are in accord.
  • Oui… oui… d’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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