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accord
used in The Guardian

9 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 always wanted one when I was little, but since the house was so small, Mom always said no. They are big dogs, granted, but according to Harold, they're also just about the sweetest dogs in the world.
    Prologue - Christmas Eve 1998 (71% in)
  • It was a toss-up, according to local opinion, as to who would be the first to make it to the big time.
    Two (40% in)
  • Nor was she particularly adept at styling and cutting hair, at least according to the directions her customers gave her.
    Three (2% in)
  • That, he thought, would make him look desperate, which according to Henry was something he had to avoid at all costs.
    Seven (86% in)
  • According to Tizzy Welborn, the owner, his bar was popular because "it had character."
    Fifteen (39% in)
  • According to people at the bar, he'd played one game of pool and lost, then sat at the bar the rest of the night, drinking boilermakers.
    Eighteen (70% in)
  • It was Thursday, two weeks after they'd first gone out and, more important, a week and a half after their third date, which was, according to the magazines, the magic number when it came to twisting the night away.
    Twenty-two (5% in)
  • But according to the other lawyer, Richard is still dizzy from the other night.
    Twenty-eight (47% in)
  • The name was listed on four different pieces of equipment, and according to their records, it had never been reported as stolen.
    Thirty-eight (55% in)

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