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Used in
Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • So, according to you, Cedric Diggory dropped dead of his own accord, did he?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The door opened of its own accord and Professor McGonagall led Harry and Ron inside.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But Dumbledore thinks Fudge is acting of his own accord at the moment — which, as Dumbledore says, is not a lot of comfort.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …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 watched.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: reached an accord
as in: according to, or in accord with
as in: done of her own accord
as in: accord her the respect deserved
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