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.
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.