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used in Change of Heart by Picoult

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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
  • The screen filled with a uniformed officer's face—Correctional Officer Rick Whitaker, according to the caption beneath him.
  • The reporter again: "According to sources, inmate Lucius DuFresne— an AIDS patient in the final stages of the disease—has been miraculously cured.
  • The punishment of death shall be inflicted by continuous, intravenous administration of a lethal quantity of an ultra-short-acting barbiturate in combination with a chemical paralytic agent until death is pronounced by a licensed physician according to accepted standards of medical practice.
  • And—here was the real miracle—according to Dr. Gallagher, that meant Shay Bourne could donate his heart.
  • According to his records, Shay Bourne was raised in foster homes, so he can't claim that he was reared in one religious tradition that fostered organ donation.
  • He's simply asking to die in accordance with his religious beliefs.
  • The words slipped in and out of my mind: ... Whereas on the sixth day of March, 1997, Isaiah Matthew Bourne was duly and legally convicted of two counts of the crime of capital murder....... said court pronounced sentence upon Isaiah Matthew Bourne in accordance with said judgment fixing the time for the execution for ten a.m. on Friday, the twenty-third of May, 2008 ....... command you to execute the aforesaid judgment and sentence by hanging in a manner that produces brain death in said Isaiah...

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