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  • I acceded with pleasure to this proposition: I was fond of exercise, and Clerval had always been my favourite companion in the ramble of this nature that I had taken among the scenes of my native country.   (source)
    acceded = agreed
  • The first, at least, of these favours Fanny would rather not have been asked; but it was impossible for her to refuse the correspondence; it was impossible for her even not to accede to it more readily than her own judgment authorised.   (source)
    accede = agree
  • You were only a charming man before, but, if you accede to my proposal, you will be adorable.   (source)
  • This decision was, that he ought to accede to the woman's request...   (source)
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  • Their first mistake was acceding to Rachel's wishes in inviting her old friends to her twenty-second birthday party: the same crew who had celebrated the first time-irrepressible Niki, Don Stewart and his friend Howard, Kathi Obeg and Marta Tyn, her best friend Linna McKyler-all of them then just out of college, shucking off cocoons of childhood for new lives.†   (source)
  • That's true," he acceded, his eyes guarded.†   (source)
  • The strike finally ended when Disney acceded to the union's demands.†   (source)
  • Eventually, she acceded, only to spend the next hour haggling over how many guards she was to have.†   (source)
  • I reluctantly acceded; I yearned to spend my second night of freedom under my own roof.†   (source)
  • Colonel Aureliano Buendia acceded.†   (source)
  • But refuse to accede to the demands.†   (source)
  • Pelcovits accedes.†   (source)
  • You will either accede to my requirements or face every demon the Mortal Sword can summon.†   (source)
  • One of the doctors had reluctantly acceded to the request for a few questions.†   (source)
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  • Gates had made an enormous error because by acceding to the demand he had revealed the gravity of his endeavors.†   (source)
  • But she accedes to his wishes, as do I. As long as you can, you will please the father, the most holy and fragile animal.†   (source)
  • What could she do but accede, praying that her father would live until her return?†   (source)
  • And yet, if you didn't accede to Pandora's demands, you would in all probability be left with enormous debts and a stain on your professional reputation that would have been intolerable.†   (source)
  • We cannot accede to their demands; those figures show why.†   (source)
  • While I should like to do anything within my power to accede to Frank's desire and not sell the place I don't know if I am any longer temperamentally suited to farming after these many years (although as a boy in N.C. I was well acquainted with the heft of a shovel and hoe), even as an absentee owner as Frank was.†   (source)
  • They acceded to racial death, that much we know, and without a last-moment war of frustration to tumble down their cities.†   (source)
  • Gamble surprised her by acceding without protest.†   (source)
  • Near midnight, I acceded to her request and walked with her to the place where her sister was buried.†   (source)
  • The lawyer for the preacher wisely acceded, and the first twelve were sworn in and seated in the jury box.†   (source)
  • How can I thank you for acceding to my request?†   (source)
  • I settled her money upon her in such a way that he could not touch it during her lifetime, but although they have lived entirely apart for some years, she had frequently acceded to his demands for money, rather than face an open scandal.†   (source)
  • She acceded to the suggestion of bouillon, which was grateful and acceptable.†   (source)
  • 'Very good,' retorted the doctor; 'then so much the more reason for acceding to my proposition.'†   (source)
  • Disappointed in the expectation of a customer, she coolly acceded to my request.†   (source)
  • —but the prince agreed at once to her proposals; he agreed, in fact, so casually that anyone might suppose he was but acceding to the most simple and ordinary suggestion.†   (source)
  • For, alas, apart from this claim of her condition, what had she to offer him comparable to all he would be giving up in case he acceded to her request?†   (source)
  • So, to relieve Bill, I acceded, and we collaborated a letter that ran this way: Ebenezer Dorset, Esq.: We have your boy concealed in a place far from Summit.†   (source)
  • …way that she could that she was distressed beyond all words, but on the third day announced to him in a note that she was again going to see the doctor near Gloversville that evening, regardless of his previous refusal—so great was her need—and also asking Clyde whether he would accompany her—a request which, since he had not succeeded in doing anything, and although he had an engagement with Sondra, he instantly acceded to—feeling it to be of greater importance than anything else.†   (source)
  • As no one among the impatient listeners seemed disposed to dispute the arrangement, it was acceded to in silence.†   (source)
  • This was so very well understood between them, that Emma could not but feel some surprise, and a little displeasure, on hearing from Mr. Weston that he had been proposing to Mrs. Elton, as her brother and sister had failed her, that the two parties should unite, and go together; and that as Mrs. Elton had very readily acceded to it, so it was to be, if she had no objection.†   (source)
  • …the fact that some months ago the creditor who had lent him the five hundred pounds to repay Mrs. Glegg had become uneasy about his money (set on by Wakem, of course), and Mr. Tulliver, still confident that he should gain his suit, and finding it eminently inconvenient to raise the said sum until that desirable issue had taken place, had rashly acceded to the demand that he should give a bill of sale on his household furniture and some other effects, as security in lieu of the bond.†   (source)
  • He readily acceded to the proposal, and appeared to be prepossessed by the frank good-nature of the individual from whom it emanated.†   (source)
  • Nor could she, but she acceded to their overtures with a very heavy and suspicious heart, was always uneasy during the child's absence from her, and welcomed him back as if he was rescued out of some danger.†   (source)
  • The surprise of such an application was great indeed; it was too great for her to know in what manner she acceded to it.†   (source)
  • By the provisions of his father's will, Oliver would have been entitled to the whole; but Mr. Brownlow, unwilling to deprive the elder son of the opportunity of retrieving his former vices and pursuing an honest career, proposed this mode of distribution, to which his young charge joyfully acceded.†   (source)
  • I acceded to this the more readily, because I now reproached myself with having treated her former letter rather lightly.†   (source)
  • …and officers, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony: unto which we promise all due submission and obedience," etc. *i [Footnote i: The emigrants who founded the State of Rhode Island in 1638, those who landed at New Haven in 1637, the first settlers in Connecticut in 1639, and the founders of Providence in 1640, began in like manner by drawing up a social contract, which was acceded to by all the interested parties.†   (source)
  • The last article of the agreement being joyfully acceded to by both, we smartened Peepy up a little with the assistance of a few pins, some soap and water, and a hairbrush, and went out, bending our steps towards Newman Street, which was very near.†   (source)
  • The quadrille had been most perfect, and it was evident there was a great demand for a repetition, Carmela alone objecting to it, but the Count of San-Felice besought his daughter so earnestly, that she acceded.†   (source)
  • He didn't care for himself—not he; but his dear little girl should take the place in society to which, as his wife, she was entitled: and to these proposals you may be sure she acceded, as she would to any other from the same author.†   (source)
  • This was one point, with regard to Lydia, at least, which was now to be settled, and Mr. Bennet could have no hesitation in acceding to the proposal before him.†   (source)
  • Whether Noah Claypole, whose rapacity was none of the least comprehensive, would have acceded even to these glowing terms, had he been a perfectly free agent, is very doubtful; but as he recollected that, in the event of his refusal, it was in the power of his new acquaintance to give him up to justice immediately (and more unlikely things had come to pass), he gradually relented, and said he thought that would suit him.†   (source)
  • I begged him to do me the favour of presiding; and my request being seconded by the other boys who were in that room, he acceded to it, and sat upon my pillow, handing round the viands — with perfect fairness, I must say — and dispensing the currant wine in a little glass without a foot, which was his own property.†   (source)
  • I think,mon ami , that I must accede to his request.†   (source)
  • Why should he accede to General Johnston?†   (source)
  • It was good of you to accede to my demand, but I was upset-almost distraught at the time.†   (source)
  • Later the Nazis realized that it was more practical to accede to the wishes of the masses in matters of culture than to those of their paymasters; the latter, when it came to a question of preserving power, were as willing to sacrifice their culture as they were their moral principles; while the former, precisely because power was being withheld from them, had to be cozened in every other way possible.†   (source)
  • —and Judith neither having to accede to the throwing nor to resist it but just being, just existing and breathing like Henry did who maybe one morning during that spring waked up and lay right still in the bed and took stock, added the figures and drew the balance and told himself, All right.†   (source)
  • "But if she wouldn't accede to your plan, then what?"†   (source)
  • Jude was thrown into such acute sorrow that he almost felt he would try to get the man to accede.†   (source)
  • These terms are final, and if you do not accede to them no further communication will be attempted.†   (source)
  • What would you have proposed, Maximilian, had you found me willing to accede?†   (source)
  • You were only a charming man before, but, if you accede to my proposal, you will be adorable.†   (source)
  • If it is yes, or, in other words, if you possess what you call honour and conscience, and we more justly call common-sense, then accede to our demand, and the matter is at an end.†   (source)
  • Therefore I make the entreaty I have now preferred, and I hope you will have sufficient consideration for me to accede to it.†   (source)
  • Therefore we are inclined so far to accede to Mr. Copperfield's proposal, as to admit his visits here.'†   (source)
  • They are equally averse to both these innovations; and as they are more pressingly solicited to grant the former than the latter, they accede to the election of the magistrate, and leave him independent of the judicial power.†   (source)
  • I whispered Catherine that she mustn't, on any account, accede to the proposal: it was entirely out of the question.†   (source)
  • And you, aged servants, humble domestics, whose hard labour no Government up to this day has taken into consideration, come hither to receive the reward of your silent virtues, and be assured that the state henceforward has its eye upon you; that it encourages you, protects you; that it will accede to your just demands, and alleviate as much as in it lies the burden of your painful sacrifices.†   (source)
  • I rather wished, than believed him to be sincere; but, at any rate, was perfectly ready to accede to his proposal.†   (source)
  • Alyosha reflected that it was better to accede to the mamma's request, or else she would be sending down to Lise's room every minute that he was there.†   (source)
  • But this piece of information, instead of being an agreeable surprise to Peepy, threw him on his back in such transports of kicking grief that I could do nothing on being sent for but accede to the proposal that he should be admitted to the breakfast table.†   (source)
  • The conversation had now turned upon a topic so pleasing to Morrel, that he was ready to accede to anything that Valentine thought fit to propose, and he likewise felt that a piece of intelligence such as he just heard ought to be more than sufficient to content him for one day.†   (source)
  • —It's in the blood, Mr Bloom acceded at once.†   (source)
  • Firstly, oscillation between events of imperial and of local interest, the anticipated diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria (born 1820, acceded 1837) and the posticipated opening of the new municipal fish market: secondly, apprehension of opposition from extreme circles on the questions of the respective visits of Their Royal Highnesses the duke and duchess of York (real) and of His Majesty King Brian Boru (imaginary): thirdly, a conflict between professional etiquette and professional…†   (source)
  • …by the authorities for the consumption of the central figure of the tragedy who was in capital spirits when prepared for death and evinced the keenest interest in the proceedings from beginning to end but he, with an abnegation rare in these our times, rose nobly to the occasion and expressed the dying wish (immediately acceded to) that the meal should be divided in aliquot parts among the members of the sick and indigent roomkeepers' association as a token of his regard and esteem.†   (source)
  • …rises to my eyes, Like a limitless golden cloud filling the westernr sky, Emblem of general maternity lifted above all, Sacred shape of the bearer of daughters and sons, Out of thy teeming womb thy giant babes in ceaseless procession issuing, Acceding from such gestation, taking and giving continual strength and life, World of the real—world of the twain in one, World of the soul, born by the world of the real alone, led to identity, body, by it alone, Yet in beginning only,…†   (source)
  • This is an extremity to which no government will of choice accede.†   (source)
  • All well-informed men in that kingdom will accede to the justness of this remark.†   (source)
  • The second conclusion is that all the deputations composing the convention were satisfactorily accommodated by the final act, or were induced to accede to it by a deep conviction of the necessity of sacrificing private opinions and partial interests to the public good, and by a despair of seeing this necessity diminished by delays or by new experiments.†   (source)
  • The zeal for attempts to amend, prior to the establishment of the Constitution, must abate in every man who is ready to accede to the truth of the following observations of a writer equally solid and ingenious: "To balance a large state or society Usays hee, whether monarchical or republican, on general laws, is a work of so great difficulty, that no human genius, however comprehensive, is able, by the mere dint of reason and reflection, to effect it.†   (source)
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