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accord
used in The House of Mirth

3 meanings, 15 uses
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1  —10 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
Definition
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
This sense of accord is often seen in the form according to 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
  • prices fell in accordance with that peculiar law which proves...
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 (10% in)
accordance = keeping (or in agreement with)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She accordingly installed herself in the Madison Avenue house, and Percy, whose sense of duty was not inferior to his mother's, spent all his week days in the handsome Broad Street office where a batch of pale men on small salaries had grown grey in the management of the Gryce estate, and where he was initiated with becoming reverence into every detail of the art of accumulation.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 (83% in)
  • Society is a revolving body which is apt to be judged according to its place in each man's heaven; and at present it was turning its illuminated face to Lily.
    1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 (94% in)
  • Perhaps it's not over with Bertha after all," Mrs. Trenor musingly concluded; and went away to arrange her dinner-cards accordingly.
    1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 (22% in)
  • Miss Bart, accordingly, rose the next morning with the most earnest conviction that it was her duty to go to church.
    1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 (53% in)
  • Isn't it fairer to look at them both as opportunities, which may be used either stupidly or intelligently, according to the capacity of the user?"
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 (61% in)
  • Everything, accordingly, was well done, for there was no limit to Mrs. Fisher's prodigality when she was not spending her own money, and as she remarked to her pupil, a good cook was the best introduction to society.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 (23% in)
  • The mere fact of growing richer at a time when most people's investments are shrinking, is calculated to attract envious attention; and according to Wall Street rumours, Welly Bry and Rosedale had found the secret of performing this miracle.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 (15% in)
  • One or two of the men wandered off in search of their partners for supper, and the others, noticing Selden's approach, gave way to him in accordance with the tacit freemasonry of the ball-room.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 (83% in)
  • She did not wish to probe the inwardness of Lily's situation, but simply to view it from the outside, and draw her conclusions accordingly; and these conclusions, at the end of a confidential talk, she summed up to her friend in the succinct remark: "You must marry as soon as you can."
    2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 (71% in)

There are no more uses of "accord" flagged with this meaning in The House of Mirth.

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2  —2 uses as in:
done of her own accord
Definition
mind — voluntarily (without anyone asking)
  • Selden had come of his own accord.
    1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 (22% in)
own accord = voluntarily (without someone asking)
  • "Look here, Lily: won't you give me five minutes of your own accord?"
    1.13 -- Book 1 Chapter 13 (44% in)

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3  —1 use as in:
accord her the respect deserved
Definition
to give someone special treatment — especially respect
  • Even such scant civilities as Lily accorded to Mr. Rosedale would have made Miss Stepney her friend for life;
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 (36% in)
accorded = gave respectfully
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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Everything about him accorded with the fastidious element in her taste, even to the light irony with which he surveyed what seemed to her most sacred.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 (22% in)
  • —I can't eat a mouthful of this stuff, you know," he added suddenly, pushing back his plate with a clouded countenance; and Lily, unfailingly adaptable, accorded her radiant attention to his prolonged denunciation of other people's cooks, with a supplementary tirade on the toxic qualities of melted butter.
    1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 (47% in)

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