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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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1  —29 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
This sense of accord is often seen in the form according to 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
  • According to Major Rawls, the Soldier's Medal rates above the Bronze Star but below the Legion of Merit.
    p. 626.7
  • According to Wall's History of Gravesend, N.H., the Rev. John Wheelwright had been a good minister of the English church until he began to "question the authority of certain dogmas"; he became a Puritan, and was thereafter "silenced by the ecclesiastical powers, for nonconformity."
    p. 9.9
  • According to Wall's History of Gravesend, there were "tracts of natural meadow" and "marshes bordering upon the tidewater."
    p. 10.5
  • The Meany Granite Quarry in Gravesend is inactive now; the pitted land, with its deep and dangerous quarry lakes, is not even valuable as real estate—it never was valuable, according to my mother.
    p. 14.6
  • According to my Aunt Martha, my grandfather was "already out of it"—he was so very nearly dead that he never knew my mother was pregnant, "although she took few pains to hide it," Aunt Martha said.
    p. 16.7
  • Gravesend Academy was founded in 1781 by the Rev. Emery Hurd, a follower of the original Wheelwright's original beliefs, a childless Puritan with an ability—according to Wall—for "Oration on the advantages of Learning and its happy Tendency to promote Virtue and Piety."
    p. 29.7
  • Owen said his father resented selling some of his best pieces of granite to other granite companies that made gravestones, and charged an arm and a leg for them—according to Mr. Meany.
    p. 66.3
  • According to Owen, Watahantowet knew better.
    p. 90.1
  • According to the State Department, according to Dean Rusk—remember him?
    p. 95.1
  • According to the State Department, according to Dean Rusk—remember him?
    p. 95.1
  • Not for long; not according to Isaiah.
    p. 115.1
  • According to Dan, Mr. Tubulari was off competing in some grueling athletic event over Christmas—actually, a pentathlon of the harshest-possible wintertime activities; a "winterthon," Mr. Tubulari had called it.
    p. 156.4
  • I say "subtle," only because my grandmother and Lydia never discussed these comparisons with Ethel directly; but in Ethers company, Grandmother would say, "Do you remember, Lydia, how you used to bring up the jams and jellies from those shelves in the secret passageway— where they get so dusty—and line them all up in the kitchen, according to the dates when you'd put them up?"
    p. 191.4
  • In one image of my shocked face I thought I recognized the fear and uneasiness peculiar to Mr. Morrison; according to Dan, Mr. Morrison's response to Owen's fainting spell and fit had been one of shock—the cowardly mailman had fainted.
    p. 257.3
  • To drive them to madness was the penalty she exacted for all of them treating her "like a girl"; according to Hester, Sawyer Depot was "boys' heaven"—my Aunt Martha was a "fink of womanhood"; she bowed to Uncle Alfred's notion that the boys needed a private-school education, that the boys needed to "expand their horizons."
    p. 281.3
  • According to The New York Times, a new poll has revealed that most Americans believe that President Reagan is lying; what they should be asked is, Do they care?
    p. 377.7
  • According to Dan Needham, the headmaster called him while he was getting out of the shower; most of the faculty made breakfast for themselves at home, or they skipped breakfast rather than eat in the school 'dining hall.
    p. 396.6
  • But according to Dan, the untrained faculty were unaware of their own strength; in attempting to right the car upon its wheels, they heaved too hard and tossed it from the driver's side to the passenger side—flattening the front-row wooden bench (and there went the passenger-side window, and the other sideview mirror).
    p. 399.1
  • According to Lish, "countless" Gravesend Academy students had acquired fake draft cards in this fashion.
    p. 404.6
  • Meany, Jr., and a staff sergeant in his thirties—"A DISGRUNTLED CAREER MAN," according to Owen; but the staff sergeant had an Italian wife whose homemade pasta was "SUCH AN IMPROVEMENT ON HESTER'S THAT IT MAKES THE STAFF SERGEANT OCCASIONALLY WORTH LISTENING TO."
    p. 505.6
  • According to the State Department—according to Dean Rusk— we were "winning a war of attrition."
    p. 508.8
  • According to the State Department—according to Dean Rusk— we were "winning a war of attrition."
    p. 508.8
  • Hester, according to Owen, had—on the spur of the moment—accepted an invitation to SOMEWHERE SUNNY.
    p. 510.5
  • I had much trouble beginning anything—and, according to Owen, even more trouble seeing something through.
    p. 527.7
  • There is a note following "An Order for Burial" in The Book of Common Prayer—according to the use of the Episcopal Church.
    p. 573.1
  • " And if that morsel could not satisfy our hunger to be comforted, Pastor Merrill led us further into Lamentations: " Tor the Lord will not cast off for ever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; for he does not willingly afflict or grieve the sons of men.'
    p. 574.1
  • " Then he swept us into another psalm, and then he commanded the congregation to stand, which we did, while he read us the Gospel according to John: " 'I am the good shepherd.
    p. 575.0
  • Then he read to us—that passage about the miracle in the Gospel according to Mark: And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd about them, and scribes arguing with them.
    p. 575.2
  • Clustered in their own groups, according to age or marriage or divorce or degree of pregnancy, most of the women were inside the sweltering house, where the ovenlike temperature appeared to have wilted them, like the limp raw vegetables that were plunked in assorted bowls alongside the assorted "dips" that were now in their third day of exposure to this fetid air.
    p. 607.0

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    p. 434.1

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