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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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as in: done of her own accord Define
mind -- voluntarily (without anyone asking)
  • But Dumbledore thinks Fudge is acting of his own accord at the moment — which, as Dumbledore says, is not a lot of comfort.
  • So, according to you, Cedric Diggory dropped dead of his own accord, did he?

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  • Soon, a series of heavy knives were chopping meat and vegetables of their own accord, supervised by Mr Weasley, while Mrs Weasley stirred a cauldron dangling over the fire and the others took out plates, more goblets and food from the pantry.
  • The door opened of its own accord and Professor McGonagall led Harry and Ron inside.
  • …Catherine wheels five feet in diameter were whizzing lethally through the air like so many flying saucers; rockets with long tails of brilliant silver stars were ricocheting off the walls; sparklers were writing swear words in midair of their own accord; firecrackers were exploding like mines everywhere Harry looked, and instead of burning themselves out, fading from sight or fizzling to a halt, these pyrotechnical miracles seemed to be gaining in energy and momentum the longer he…

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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
  • They altered their course every now and then according to Mad-Eyes instructions.
  • When you think the Comet Two Ninety’s only nought to sixty and that’s with a decent tailwind according to Which Broomstick?’

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  • According to the magazine, if you turned the runes on their heads they revealed a spell to make your enemy’s ears turn into kumquats.
  • So, according to you, Cedric Diggory dropped dead of his own accord, did he?
  • The above is in accordance with Educational Decree Number Twenty-four.
  • The above is in accordance with Educational Decree Number Twenty-six.
  • They then spent over an hour revising Summoning Charms, which according to Professor Flitwick were bound to come up in their OWL, and he rounded off the lesson by setting them their largest ever amount of Charms homework.
  • The above is in accordance with Educational Decree Number Twenty-seven.
  • The above is in accordance with Educational Decree Number Twenty-eight.
  • Hermione demanded, as she tapped each little square on Ron’s timetable with her wand so that it flashed a different colour according to its subject.

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  • She handed him a handsome chocolate egg decorated with small, iced Snitches and, according to the packaging, containing a bag of Fizzing Whizzbees.
  • ’And notice this, Harry: he chose, not the pureblood (which, according to his creed, is the only kind of wizard worth being or knowing) but the half-blood, like himself.
  • ’Anyway,’ said Mr Weasley, in a raised voice, ’this time Willy’s been caught selling biting doorknobs to Muggles and I don’t think he’ll be able to worm his way out of it because, according to this article, two Muggles have lost fingers and are now in St Mungo’s for emergency bone re-growth and memory modification.
  • According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scarring than almost anything else, though since she had started applying copious amounts of Dr Ubbly’s Oblivious Unction there seemed to have been some improvement.

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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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