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accord -- as in: done of her own accord
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as in: done of her own accord Define
mind -- voluntarily (without anyone asking)
  • She was not forced. She did it of her own accord.
  • After the fight, he turned himself in of his own accord.
  • They hoped we would fight amongst ourselves, but we are of one accord on the matter.
  • With one accord Father and I turned around and walked after him.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place

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  • My feet slowed of their own accord, giving my lungs time to breathe in the scent of rosemary.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • What I want instead is pictures that seem to exist of their own accord.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • But she didn’t get the chance to knock. The door swung open of its own accord.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • So we’ll leave of our own accord and not wait to be hauled away.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • He was probably glad to see that I had come back of my own accord, as I had promised.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • the gate seemed to open of its own accord
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring

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  • My wand acted of its own accord.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • How dare you, woman, to go before the mighty Agbala of your own accord?
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • They decided with one accord, without even a whisper, to...
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • You, I understand, went to the police of your own accord?
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • The lady said, of her own accord and not of his seeking, that her name was an assumed one.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • I fancy that the same idea seemed to strike the others, for with one accord they shrank back.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • if the old man didn’t know how to read, he would probably feel ashamed and decide of his own accord to change benches.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • So I figured, wherever they were, they weren’t there of their own accord.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • ...the gates closed behind him of their own accord.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician’s Nephew
  • people in his time were deeply fascinated by machines and the workings of clocks, which appeared to have the ability to function of their own accord.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • I remembered something Jem had once explained to me when he went through a brief period of psychical research: he said if enough people- a stadium full, maybe- were to concentrate on one thing, such as setting a tree afire in the woods, that the tree would ignite of its own accord.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • ...at some point her lethargy dissipated of its own accord and...
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • His courage seemed suddenly to stiffen of its own accord.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • the horses began to tug at the reins of their own accord and increased their pace.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • With one accord, though nothing of the kind had been planned beforehand, they flung themselves upon their tormentors.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • the door must have swung open of its own accord.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Widowed and orphaned families had no need to summon him; he came of his own accord.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Depend upon it, Marilla, she’ll cool off in a week or so and be ready enough to go back of her own accord,
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • I was surprised when the prayer we said after dinner each night, the one with the beads, started up of its own accord and recited itself in the back reaches of my head.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • The perverse creature had obstinately resisted our attempts to bring her with us, but finding herself deserted, had followed of her own accord,
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Blomkvist agreed with Vanger that the chances of a sixteen-year-old girl going off of her own accord and then staying hidden for...
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • She walked in with the bailiff, but instead of marching toward the tiny wooden balcony where the witness was to sit, her body moved of its own accord in the other direction.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • And you were to appear to do it of your own accord; you were to conceal from me the fact of his having been here; didn’t he beg that of you too?
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll’s House
  • I was charmed by her presently asking me, of her own accord, to give her that cookery-book I had once spoken of,
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Of its own accord, seemingly, her head slipped to one side so her right ear was pressed against the ground — she had seen children in similar postures by the railway line, listening for trains.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • by his coming back of his own accord, and showing himself innocent
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • I would have had more faith if she’d gone of her own accord.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • Phoebe felt very much in the mood of running up to Judge Pyncheon, and giving him, of her own accord, the kiss from which she had so recently shrunk away.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • she left you of her own accord
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Selden had come of his own accord.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • The great assemblage bent their heads upon their breasts with one accord; remained so, in profound silence, a few moments; then all sank upon their knees in a body, stretched out their hands toward Tom, and a mighty shout burst forth that seemed to shake the building— "Long live the King!"
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • She wanted to leave there of her own accord.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Bartleby, of his own free accord, would emerge from his hermitage, and take up some decided line of march in the direction of the door.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • As the train came on to the Williamsburg Bridge after leaving Marcy Avenue station, Francie noticed that many people seated in the car rose as if in accord and then sat down again.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • My uncle at last, of his own accord, broke silence.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • You are putting it on yourself, father, and getting into all this injury of your own accord!
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • It was so in the case of a magazine sketch which I once started to write—a funny and fantastic sketch about a prince and a pauper; it presently assumed a grave cast of its own accord, and in that new shape spread itself out into a book.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • and still better, it may be, to leave the mystery as we find it, unless Providence reveal it of its own accord.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • She stopped talking two days before her voice faded of its own accord.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • You can dream of that world if you have the time and inclination; however, if you don’t think of it, it will not force itself on your notice of its own accord.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
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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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