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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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as in: done of her own accord Define
mind -- voluntarily (without anyone asking)
  • So we’ll leave of our own accord and not wait to be hauled away.
  • We comforted her and told her that if she’d put her foot down once or twice and say she didn’t have the time, the shopping lists would shrink of their own accord.

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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
  • Hermann van Pels (van Daan) was, according to the testimony of Otto Frank, gassed to death in Auschwitz in October or November 1944, shortly before the gas chambers were dismantled.
  • According to a note we left for Mr. Goldschmidt, she was to be taken to the neighbors, who would give her a good home.

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  • All other persons are named in accordance with the pseudonyms in The Critical Edition.
  • According to the powers that be, I’m supposed to grin and bear it.
  • I promptly gave in, put the book down and, according to them, left the room’
  • According to him, I shouldn’t even turn over.
  • According to the newspaper, everyone is entitled to half a pound, but they mean those lucky souls who get their ration books from the government, not Jews in hiding like us who can only afford to buy four rather than eight ration books on the black market.
  • According to British reports, Schiphol Airport was bombed.
  • First, Mother has virtually forbidden me to go up to Peter’s, since, according to her, Mrs. van Daan is jealous.
  • Around two o’clock on Saturday, heavy firing ii began-machine guns, according to the men.

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  • For the rest, everything went according to plan.
  • According to Margot, he read it and was upset for the rest of the evening.
  • According to the German news, British paratroopers have landed on the coast of France.
  • "British landing craft are engaged in combat with German naval units," according to the BBC.
  • According to Pim and Mr. van Oaan, we’re sure to be liberated before October 10.
  • (According to Mrs. van D.) Monday: "My feet hurt, I have nothing cool to wear, I can’t do the dishes in this heat!" Grumbling from early in the morning to late at night.
  • According to the Christians, the Jews are blabbing their secrets to the Germans, denouncing their helpers and causing them to suffer the dreadful fate and punishments that have already been meted out to so many.
  • I can’t remember a word, but according to Margot I babbled something about "unlioersehbarer Schaden, schrecklich, entsetzlich, nie zu ersetzen"* [* Incalculable loss, terrible, awful, irreplaceable.

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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: 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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