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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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as in: according to, or in accord with Define
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
  • According to a clock on a nearby church, it was almost midnight.
  • According to the addition the previous owner made, however, he ought to add a clockwise stir after every seventh counterclockwise stir.

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  • She nodded impatiently, not taking her eyes off her potion, which was still deep purple, though according to the book ought to be turning a light shade of lilac by now.
  • "And the steam rising in characteristic spirals," said Hermione enthusiastically, "and it’s supposed to smell differently to each of according to what attracts us, and I can smell freshly mown grass and new parchment and —" But she turned slightly pink and did not complete the sentence.
  • He appeared, according to the Baron, to be in good spirits, though a little tired, of course.
  • According to Hagrid you were with Professor Dumbledore when he — when it happened.
  • He had not dared to return to the Room of Requirement to retrieve his book, and his performance in Potions was suffer-ing accordingly (though Slughorn, who approved of Ginny, had jocularly attributed this to Harry being lovesick).

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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
  • According the book, he had to stir counterclockwise until the potion turned clear as water.

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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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