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accord
used in The Merchant of Venice

3 uses
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Definition
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
This sense of accord is often seen in the form according to or accordingly where it can take on more specific meanings. For example:
  • "According to Kim, ..." — as stated by
  • "To each according to her ability." — based upon
  • "Points are scored according to how well they perform." — depending upon
  • "The dose is calculated according to body weight." — in proportion to
  • "We got a flat tire. Accordingly, I pulled to the side of the road." — because of what was just said; or as a result
  • I pray thee over-name them; and as thou namest them, I will describe them; and according to my description, level at my affection.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house (29% in)
  • Talk not of Master Launcelot, father; for the young gentleman,—according to Fates and Destinies and such odd sayings, the Sisters Three and such branches of learning,—is indeed deceased; or, as you would say in plain terms, gone to heaven.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Venice. A street (30% in)
  • When it is paid according to the tenour.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — Venice. A court of justice (52% in)

There are no more uses of "accord" in The Merchant of Venice.

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