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accord
used in The Remains of the Day

2 meanings, 10 uses
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1  —9 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
  • I explained the situation to them as briefly as possible, underlining that their work had been satisfactory and that they would, accordingly, receive good references.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (9% in)
accordingly = in keeping with or in agreement with what was just stated
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • And according to legend, a few minutes later, the employer and his guests heard three gun shots.
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (63% in)
  • According to Mr Charles, my father had duly driven to one village and was on the point of entering a second when either Mr Smith or Mr Jones noticed the village was Brigoon - that is to say the third, not the second, name of the sequence.
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (70% in)
  • According to Mr Charles, my father did not display any obvious anger.
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (76% in)
  • I had only observed that your father was an able under-butler and addressed him accordingly.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (11% in)
  • He and Sir David accordingly set upon this final crucial lap of their preparations and to witness the unswerving determination with which they persevered in the face of repeated frustrations was a humbling experience; countless letters and telegrams were dispatched and his lordship himself made three separate trips to Paris within the space of two months.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (47% in)
  • Accordingly, Sir David has requested that I convey to young Reginald the facts of life.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (56% in)
  • A murmur which seemed to contain both relief and triumph went around the table, but this time M. Dupont raised his voice slightly and pronounced over it: "I am happy to assure you all here that I will bring what modest influence I have to encourage certain changes of emphasis in French policy in accordance with much of what has been said here.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (85% in)
  • It means ordering one's priorities according to greed and advantage rather than the desire to see goodness and justice prevail in the world.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (90% in)

There are no more uses of "accord" flagged with this meaning in The Remains of the Day.

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2  —1 use as in:
accord her the respect deserved
Definition
to give someone special treatment — especially respect
  • Miss Kenton, I believe you are according this matter an urgency it hardly merits.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (17% in)
according = giving special treatment to
There are no more uses of "accord" flagged with this meaning in The Remains of the Day.

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