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accord
used in The ABC Murders

2 meanings, 7 uses
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1  —4 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 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
  • As soon as I heard of the shocking occurrence I perceived that my statement might be helpful and came forward accordingly.
    7 — Chapter 7 (29% in)
accordingly = in keeping with (the perception)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I'll let nurse know and she'll arrange the dope accordingly.
    18 — Chapter 18 (89% in)
  • Seems a methodical sort of chap, A.B.C... It will upset him if things don't go according to programme.
    27 — Chapter 27 (53% in)
  • He made mysterious absences, talked very little, frowned to himself, and consistently refused to satisfy my natural curiosity as to the brilliance I had, according to him, displayed in the past.
    32 — Chapter 32 (3% in)

There are no more uses of "accord" flagged with this meaning in The ABC Murders.

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2  —3 uses as in:
done of her own accord
Definition
mind
  • You, I understand, went to the police of your own accord?
    7 — Chapter 7 (27% in)
own accord = own mind (voluntarily)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • You did not, I think, go to the police of your own accord.
    7 — Chapter 7 (65% in)
  • "The hunted animal does his last run ...... " "I do not know why he went to Andover-a morbid desire, I think, to go and look at the place where the crime was committed-the crime he committed though he can remember nothing about it ...... " "He has no money left-he is worn out .... his feet lead him of his own accord to the police station."
    34 — Chapter 34 (82% in)

There are no more uses of "accord" flagged with this meaning in The ABC Murders.

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