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as in:  according to, or in accord with

She will get a fair trial in accordance with the law.
  in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
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according accordingly accordance accord according to
This sense of accord is often seen in the form according to where it can take on more specific meanings such as:
  • as stated by — According to Kim, ...
  • based upon — To each according to her ability.
  • depending upon — Points are scored according to how well they perform.
  • in proportion to — The dose is calculated according to body weight.

Accord has many reasonably common, but highly diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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  • She will get a fair trial in accordance with the law.
  • She dresses in accordance with the latest fashions.
  • We are in accord with your proposal.
  • According to the salesperson, the package will arrive this week.

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  • 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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