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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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as in: according to, or in accord with Define
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
  • They settled to work in the smallest bedroom, which was kept, according to Griphook’s preference, in semidarkness.
  • The place, according to the source, has been given every protection that the Order and Ministry together could provide.

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  • It took another hour to empty it completely, throw away the useless items, and sort the remainder in piles according to whether or not he would need them from now on.
  • "According to reliable historical sources, the sword may present itself to any worthy Gryffindor," said Scrimgeour.
  • According to Bathilda, Albus did not even defend himself, and that’s odd enough in itself.
  • Anyway, I’m Reg Cattermole, according to the label in the back.
  • The theft had happened many years ago, according to Gregorovitch.
  • Not according to you, anyways.
  • Bathilda would be an extremely old woman by now, and according to Muriel, she was "gaga."
  • Accordingly Harry and Hermione spent fruitless hours trying to decide where they might find the other Horcruxes, and how to destroy the one they already got, their conversations becoming increasingly repetitive as they got no new information.

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  • McGonagall had replaced the House tables, but nobody was sitting according to House anymore: All were jumbled together, teachers and pupils, ghosts and parents, centaurs and house-elves, and Firenze lay recovering in the corner, and Grawp peered in through a smashed window, and people were throwing food into his laughing mouth.
  • "According to you," Vernon Dursley said, now resuming his pacing up and down the living room, "we — Petunia, Dudley, and I — are in danger.
  • "But according to you," said Ron, "Voldemort’s got Ollivander locked up somewhere.
  • But according to Beedle the Bard, they wouldn’t want to come back, would they?" said Harry, thinking about the tail they had just heard.

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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: done of her own accord Define
mind -- voluntarily (without anyone asking)
  • My wand acted of its own accord.
  • The mangle turned of its own accord in a corner, wringing out what looked like one of Mr. Weasley’s vests.

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  • It was over: He could not see or hear where Voldemort was; he glimpsed another Death Eater swooping out of the way and heard, "Avada — " As the pain from Harry’s scar forced his eyes shut, his wand acted of its own accord.
  • Hermione, it fits of its 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: accord her the respect deserved Define
to give someone special treatment -- especially respect
  • The locket was accorded this place of honor not because it was valuable - in all usual senses it was worthless - but because of what it had cost to attain it.

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  • They expect to be accorded the same respect as any other nuclear armed nation.
  • His lawyers demand he be accorded the status of a captured soldier rather than a spy.

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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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