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as in: according to, or in accord with Define
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
  • She will get a fair trial in accordance with the law.
  • She dresses in accordance with the latest fashions.

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  • We are in accord with your proposal.
  • According to the salesperson, the package will arrive this week.
  • We each chose according to our needs.
  • The only snag comes when the woman at the cashier—Irma, according to her name tag—asks to see my ID.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Each room has its own displays, grouped according to what you are supposed to learn.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • After all, we make ourselves according to the ideas we have of our possibilities.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • I have to act according to my conscience.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It doesn’t help that, according to Six, I’ve already got a bit of a reputation just being associated with her.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless

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  • I was assigned a seat at a bench near the front and given the job of measuring small glass rods and arranging them in piles according to lengths.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • In accordance with New Order 15, President Gray issued an arrest warrant for all persons involved with this dangerous activity….
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • The magic horn had become so attuned to her emotions it could amplify her anger, love, or grief and spew forth its bounty accordingly.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The story goes that after my initial reaction to August, it only took a few minutes (according to Grans) or a few days (according to Mom) before I was all over him: kissing him, cuddling him, baby talking to him.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • According to TERRIBLE THINGS! hope sometimes got in the way of action.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • According to August, if you’ve never seen a cluster of beehives first thing in the morning, you’ve missed the eighth wonder of the world.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • According to a park pamphlet, "During the peak of the Perseids, around August 12th, hundreds of ’shooting’ or ’falling’ stars streak the sky every hour."
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • even with all his impatience, he wanted to live his life in accordance with Muslim law.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • in accordance with the taste of the age
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • to defend one’s life, which is in accordance with natural and divine law;
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • I have always acted in accordance with the dictates of my conscience.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • From the time the cholera proclamation was issued, the local garrison shot a cannon from the fortress every quarter hour, day and night, in accordance with the local superstition that gunpowder purified the atmosphere.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • These officers will act in accordance with their best judgment, under the proclamation of martial law.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • This was in accordance with the Third Law of Motion according to Sir Isaac Newton.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Did not Gandalf tell you that the rings give power according to the measure of each possessor?
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The phrases could mean many things according to the expression and tone used in saying them.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • this was not in accordance with the Charter.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • He said that according to the Labor Laws we had no grounds on which to dismiss him.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • each dose had been calculated according to body weight.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • They settled to work in the smallest bedroom, which was kept, according to Griphook’s preference, in semidarkness.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • They formed a double line, boys in one line and girls in the other, according to grades and sizes.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • Each one speaks according to his manner.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • I readily pledged myself to accompany him in accordance with his wish.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Tonight they were being fed in accordance with the work they had done.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • Carrie had been going to school with some of them since the first grade, and this had been building since that time, building slowly and immutably, in accordance with all the laws that govern human nature,
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • arranged in exact accordance with the wishes of your guardian
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • we must try to re-arrange our lives in accordance with that fact.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Each now acted in accordance with his own private character.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • They’d been organized according to color and style.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • It’s like work that’s paid for according to the number of units turned out.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The Institute was huge, a vast cavernous space that looked less like it had been designed according to a floor plan and more like it had been naturally hollowed out of rock by the passage of water and years.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • These windows were of stained glass whose color varied in accordance with the prevailing hue of the decorations of the chamber into which it opened.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death
  • The days between Christmas and New Year’s day are allowed as holidays; and, accordingly, we were not required to perform any labor,
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • immediately I sent him an order to offer it to them, which he accordingly did;
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • In accordance with the kill-all order, the Japanese massacred all 5,000 Korean captives on Tinian, all of the POWs on Ballale, Wake, and Tarawa, and all but 11 POWs at Palawan.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • I am fully aware of it and I am acting accordingly.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Her classmates thought she was crazy and treated her accordingly.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Accordingly the young man turned aside,
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • They fell according to how they were hit. If they were hit in the head they bent backward or whirled around. Sometimes a man hit in the head would...
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
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as in: reached an accord Define
an agreement
  • They’re hoping to have a stronger climate-change accord by the end of the year.
  • We support the Geneva Accord.

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  • It is easier to agree on problems with the existing order than to reach an accord on what should replace it.
  • He was determined to destroy the Sino-British Hong Kong Accords, shutting down the colony, leaving the whole territory in chaos.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • What about the Geneva Accords? ... America was divided on these and a thousand other issues...
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • I’m pretty sure that violates at least one of the Accords.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • That cheerful eye, under the influence of slavery, soon became red with rage; that voice, made all of sweet accord, changed to one of harsh and horrid discord; and that angelic face gave place to that of a demon.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • On that point they were in accord, for Dick had said, "If we get caught, let’s get caught together."
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • If you could for a moment rise up out of your own beloved skin and appraise ant, human, and virus as equally resourceful beings, you might admire the accord they have all struck in Africa.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • "You and I are in accord there," he said.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying

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  • I am in accord.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Being all in perfect accord with their own wives?
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Not banned by international accord?
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • And it’s a week after the Accords, Luke.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Valentine never killed a creature who had not broken the Accords, but he did other things.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Some level of accord is reached, and soon enough she and Madame Manec are back in the kitchen at Number 4 rue Vauborel.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • All around the Opel, the flowers creak on their stems and nod their heliotropic faces as if in some sad accord.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
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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.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: accord her the respect deserved Define
to give someone special treatment -- especially respect
  • 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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  • They should accord her the same respect they expect for their own judicial nominees.
  • We should accord them the dignity that every human deserves.
    Bill Bradley (US Senator, NBA player)
  • It is hard to understand how he could have been blind to the fact that the great death-happening wrought upon the European Jews by the Nazis would descend like a smothering fog around his compatriots—a people loathed with such ferocity that only the precedence of an even more urgent loathing accorded the Jews was a rampart against their own eventual obliteration.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He had been a great and fearless warrior in his time, and was now accorded great respect in all the clan.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • But now that he was married, he thought it only right that he and Lib have a room to themselves and the privacy accorded a married couple.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • 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.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • ...she was listened to with more consideration than was usually accorded to young women applicants, owing to her neat and attractive appearance.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • He further gave me leave to accompany the prisoner to London; but declined to accord that grace to my two friends.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations

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  • But let us come to Alexander, who was a man of such great goodness, that among the other praises which are accorded him is this, that in the fourteen years he held the empire no one was ever put to death by him unjudged;
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Thanks be to heaven for the favour it accords me,
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Miss Kenton, I believe you are according this matter an urgency it hardly merits.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • The Took family was still, indeed, accorded a special respect, for it remained both numerous and exceedingly wealthy, and was liable to produce in every generation strong characters of peculiar habits and even adventurous temperament.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Those who refused to sign were described as uncooperative, and denied privileges accorded to those who did sign.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • ...every privilege, every attention shall be yours that I would accord a peer’s daughter, if about to marry her.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • ...the first two names on the list were accorded status, while the rest were not,
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Even such scant civilities as Lily accorded to Mr. Rosedale would have made Miss Stepney her friend for life;
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • I accorded Elizabeth Barrister and Richard DeBlass respect and dignity.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • This man wishes to be accorded the same privilege as a sponge!
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • Her true role is less that of a queen than mother of the hive, a title often accorded to her.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • He accorded him a little lofty pity.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • At the time, a player as good as Jim was accorded nearly the same celebrity status across Big Creek district as...
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • ...he accorded him his pardon with a clemency which...
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • This was accorded with more good-will than it was accepted:
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • ...this same type of treatment was accorded him by Stuart,
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Estha and Rahel accorded the second third and the third third of the Meenachal the deference it deserved.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • the man to whom importance is accorded is...
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • ...won him warmer affection than was accorded to any of his professional contemporaries.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • You will remain a Mask, with all the respect and honor accorded to those of that title.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
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  • Such tokens are accorded to us.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Her eyes were sad, as they had been that day in the Hall of Accords in Alicante, when she’d cut the oldest curse of the world into his skin.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels

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  • "What you did in the Hall of Accords," Aline said.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Not to bend to the Accords, not to follow an outside Law.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • And it ever will be similar according.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • [Coming forward] Sweet masters, be patient; for your father’s remembrance, be at accord.
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • She noticed that when questioning her about her family, Madame Stahl had smiled contemptuously, which was not in accord with Christian meekness.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Play the old role, the role that is great or small according as one makes it!
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • I find him accord with my digestion and my bilious system.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • If it don’t act well, or don’t quite accord with our mutual convenience, he can easily go to the right-about.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield

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  • The boy’s soul was steeped in melancholy; his feelings were in happy accord with his surroundings.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • To you, perhaps, they will accord the time they have refused to me.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Our desires are in accord.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • There existed an accord of some sort between Kynes and Tuek.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • For the present they were quite satisfied to be in accord again about one girl, for they had no jealousies between them.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • According the book, he had to stir counterclockwise until the potion turned clear as water.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • It is not in accord with his psychology-not at all.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • And yet, in accord with theories she believed right, she wanted to make herself in love with him.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • "As any friend would," said Grandfer Cantle, the other listeners expressing the same accord by the shorter way of nodding their heads.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • The marauders in the train of an army were more or less in number, according as the chief was more or less severe.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • But we were in accord, at least for now.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Days. according again to what I can ascertain. little happens.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Feeling herself in antagonism, she was quite in accord.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • "D’accord," the brother answered, throwing his cigarette over the side and sliding down to the deck on top of a net "A little sleep won’t hurt."
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Upon which great models he had principally formed himself; sometimes according with the opinion of the one, and sometimes with that of the other.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Brian bought a package of condoms to give to his son David, a buddy-buddy thing, a token of communication and accord.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • D’accord, mon ami, but never let the Irish nuns hear us.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Somehow it does not accord with intuition.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • I know that you will give him all the courtesy you accord me, and be respectful of the very young age of his host.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Those are official Accord robes, aren’t they?
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • 7:5 And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.
    The Bible  --  Genesis
  • 33:22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.
    The Bible  --  Psalms
  • It is not mercy, then, that you are about to accord, sire, it is justice.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • *know your promise* If even-song and morning-song accord, Let see now who shall telle the first tale.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Is’t not his heart’s accord, urged outward far and dim, To wind the world in unison with him?
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • I felt at the very commencement as if I were not going to accord with the atmosphere.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • That doesn’t accord with his character at all.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • This seemed to accord with his desire.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • The enmity that never knew friendship Can sooner know accord.
    T.S. Eliot  --  Murder in the Cathedral
  • God distributes talents to every man according as He sees good.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • In structure and general layout it seems in accord with all I’ve heard about it.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • So were there made letters in the pleasant wise according unto King Arthur’s desire.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • It was his own desire, said Arthur, and therefore I might not do withal, for I have done all that I can and made them at accord.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • It’s a silver Honda Accord, not new, but still in nice condition.
    Melody Carlson  --  Becoming Me
  • You will never bring them all into accord.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Afterward I always felt guilty and recited the Repentance Psalm: "Have mercy upon me, O God, according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies."
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Two downstage left and right are curved to accord with the circle.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • Hal Old Plez says, according, he just leaned himself against the Presbyterian Church gate and waited a while.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • I felt at the very commencement as if I were not going to accord with the atmosphere.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
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