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accord
used in Atlas Shrugged

45 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 am fully aware of it and I am acting accordingly.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (46% in)
accordingly = in keeping with or in agreement with what was just stated
  • Remembering that you and I have disagreed so often in the past, I thought you would be gratified to see me acting in accordance with your principles.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (47% in)
  • If you think that I need your men more than they need me, choose accordingly.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (41% in)
  • If you know that I can run an engine, but they can't build a railroad, choose according to that.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (41% in)
  • We put into practice that noble historical precept: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (71% in)
  • We put into practice that noble historical precept: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (71% in)
  • The income of the factory was distributed accordingly.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (71% in)
  • These discoveries have led scientists to contradictions which are impossible, according to the human mind, but which exist in reality nonetheless.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (6% in)
  • He discarded all our standard assumptions, according to which his motor would have been impossible.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (43% in)
  • You may act accordingly.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (49% in)
  • The form may be a little different from what it was in your youth-but you're a smart trader, you've always known how to take advantage of changing conditions, and these are the conditions of our day, so it should not be difficult for you to see where your interests lie and to act accordingly.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (31% in)
  • According to the procedure established by directives, cases of this kind were not tried by a jury, but by a panel of three judges appointed by the Bureau of Economic Planning and National Resources; the procedure, the directives had stated, was to be informal and democratic.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (44% in)
  • If this is evil, do whatever you please about me, according to whatever standards you hold.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (55% in)
  • There had been a time when he had been required to do his best and rewarded accordingly.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (77% in)
  • According to Fireman Beal, the effects of the fumes began to be felt when the train was about three miles inside the tunnel.
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (55% in)
  • Our modern laws are elastic and open to interpretation according to .... circumstances.
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (95% in)
  • The plan was that everybody in the factory would work according to his ability, but would be paid according to his need.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (15% in)
  • The plan was that everybody in the factory would work according to his ability, but would be paid according to his need.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (15% in)
  • ...door-for the baby to be born-for anyone anywhere around youit's theirs to receive, from diapers to dentures-and yours to work, from sunup to sundown, month after month, year after year, with nothing to show for it but your sweat, with nothing in sight for you but their pleasure, for the whole of your life, without rest, without hope, without end...... From each according to his ability, to each according to his need...... "We're all one big family, they told us, we're all in this together.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (17% in)
  • ...door-for the baby to be born-for anyone anywhere around youit's theirs to receive, from diapers to dentures-and yours to work, from sunup to sundown, month after month, year after year, with nothing to show for it but your sweat, with nothing in sight for you but their pleasure, for the whole of your life, without rest, without hope, without end...... From each according to his ability, to each according to his need...... "We're all one big family, they told us, we're all in this together.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (18% in)
  • The factory's production had fallen by forty per cent, in that first half-year, so it was decided that somebody hadn't delivered 'according to his ability' Who?
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (19% in)
  • You couldn't count on buying a new suit of clothes next year-they might give you a 'clothing allowance' or they might not, according to whether nobody broke a leg, needed an operation or gave birth to more babies.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (22% in)
  • And when you saw it, you saw the real motive of any person who's ever preached the slogan: 'From each according to his ability, to each according to his need,' "This was the whole secret of it.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (33% in)
  • And when you saw it, you saw the real motive of any person who's ever preached the slogan: 'From each according to his ability, to each according to his need,' "This was the whole secret of it.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (33% in)
  • This is the new ideal, the goal to aim at, the purpose to live for, and all men are to be rewarded according to how close they approach it.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (75% in)
  • He was declaring that the new invention was an instrument of social welfare, which guaranteed general prosperity, and that anyone who doubted this self evident fact was an enemy of society, to be treated accordingly.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (25% in)
  • All of their gross revenue is turned over to the Railroad Pool Board in Washington, which acts as trustee for the industry as a whole, and divides the total income among the various railroads, according to a .... a more modern principle of distribution.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (52% in)
  • At the end of the year, the Pool Board distributes the total gross income, and every individual railroad is paid, not on the haphazard, old-fashioned basis of the number of trains run or the tonnage of freight carried, but on the basis of its need-that is, the preservation of its track being its main need, every individual railroad is paid according to the mileage of the track which it owns and maintains.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (52% in)
  • Both were alike in fact as they were alike in spirit, both were in need and need was regarded as sole title to property, both were acting in strictest accordance with the same code of morality.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (10% in)
  • But according to the plan of the present split-second, they've begged me to keep pouring my Metal, in any amount and by any means I choose.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (24% in)
  • Philip had seized his sleeve and asked, his voice shrinking suddenly into open anxiety, "Say, Claude — .... according to .... to Directive 10-289 .... if he goes, there's .... there's to be no heirs?"
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (10% in)
  • We'll lift all restrictions from the production of steel and every company will produce all it can, according to its ability.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (47% in)
  • At the end of the year, the Board will distribute these earnings by totaling the nation's steel output and dividing it by the number of open-hearth furnaces in existence, thus arriving at an average which will be fair to all-and every company will be paid according to its need.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (47% in)
  • The preservation of its furnaces being its basic need, every company will be paid according to the number of furnaces it owns.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (48% in)
  • We are evil, according to your morality.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (14% in)
  • We are useless, according to your economics.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (14% in)
  • We are dangerous and to be shackled, according to your politics.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (14% in)
  • We are only an illusion, according to your philosophy.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (14% in)
  • ...all men as conscientiously as you judge inanimate objects, with the same respect for truth, with the same incorruptible vision, by as pure and as rational a process of identification-that every man must be judged for what he is and treated accordingly, that just as you do not pay a higher price for a rusty chunk of scrap than for a piece of shining metal, so you do not value a rotter above a hero-that your moral appraisal is the coin paying men for their virtues or vices, and this...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (27% in)
  • Man's fall, according to your teachers, was that he gained the virtues required to live.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (36% in)
  • If you give your friend a sum you can afford, it is not a sacrifice; if you give him money at the cost of your own discomfort, it is only a partial virtue, according to this sort of moral standard; if you give him money at the cost of disaster to yourselfthat is the virtue of sacrifice in full.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (39% in)
  • The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breach or fraud by others, to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective law.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (90% in)
  • You should act accordingly.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (58% in)
  • I'll act accordingly.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (59% in)
  • He was struggling not to allow into his mind the thought that was pressing against its periphery: What were the chances and how long would it take-according to the mathematical theory of probability-for primitive men, working by rule-of-thumb, to hit the right combination of parts and re-create the motor of this engine?
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (73% in)

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