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accord
used in The Poisonwood Bible

3 meanings, 19 uses
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1  —13 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
  • After something like that, you can only go your own way according to what's in your heart.
    Book 5 — Exodus (66% in)
according to = in keeping with (based upon)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • He identified our snakes according to the categories of death they liked to inflict, which he acted out for us in action-packed dramas on the front porch.
    Book 2 — Revelation (56% in)
  • According to the Underdowns, the Belgians are bent on protecting against independent thought on native ground.
    Book 2 — Revelation (58% in)
  • According to my Baptist Sunday-school teachers, a child is denied entrance to heaven merely for being born in the Congo rather than, say, north Georgia, where she could attend church regularly.
    Book 2 — Revelation (87% in)
  • These children defecating earnestly or weakly, according to their destiny, in the bushes?
    Book 2 — Revelation (99% in)
  • According to Nelson's accounting, nearly half my father's congregation were relatives of dead twins.
    Book 3 — Judges (17% in)
  • That means Mr. Bird, according to Leah, who ran right out to join them.
    Book 3 — Judges (43% in)
  • Having then gifts that differ according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, or ministry, or he that teacheth.
    Book 3 — Judges (50% in)
  • That means almost half the people will be unhappy, and according to Anatole, in a village that's left halfway unhappy you haven't heard the end of it.
    Book 3 — Judges (61% in)
  • According to Nelson that was the one and only topic of conversation.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (40% in)
  • Forgive me, O Heavenly Father, according to the multitude of thy mercies.
    Book 5 — Exodus (72% in)
  • Right then I could have tried to talk him into moving back to Texas, where he supposedly had some kind of ties, according to his passport, which turned out to be almost entirely false.
    Book 6 — Song of the Children (9% in)
  • Forgive me, Africa, according to the multitudes of thy mercies.
    Book 6 — Song of the Children (63% in)

There are no more uses of "accord" flagged with this meaning in The Poisonwood Bible.

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2  —1 use as in:
reached an accord
Definition
an agreement
  • If you could for a moment rise up out of your own beloved skin and appraise ant, human, and virus as equally resourceful beings, you might admire the accord they have all struck in Africa.
    Book 6 — Song of the Children (80% in)
accord = agreement (or arrangement to live together)
There are no more uses of "accord" flagged with this meaning in The Poisonwood Bible.

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3  —1 use as in:
done of her own accord
Definition
mind
  • Not the belly slither of angry snakes coming up from the sheltered ground of their own accord to punish us.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (78% in)
own accord = own mind (without anyone telling them to)
There are no more uses of "accord" flagged with this meaning in The Poisonwood Bible.

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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Father forgive me according unto the multitude of thy mercies.
    Book 3 — Judges (92% in)
  • Afterward I always felt guilty and recited the Repentance Psalm: "Have mercy upon me, O God, according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies."
    Book 2 — Revelation (19% in)
  • Then out of habit I fired off the Repentance Psalm: Have mercy upon me, O God, according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies.
    Book 3 — Judges (27% in)
  • "Have mercy upon me, O God, according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies," I catch myself praying, before I've fully awakened to a world where I have no father, and can count on no tender mercies.
    Book 5 — Exodus (59% in)

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