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accord
used in October Sky

2 meanings, 18 uses
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1  —17 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
  • Like everybody else in Coalwood, I lived according to the rhythms set by the shifts.
    Chapter 1 (69% in)
according to = in keeping with (or in harmony or agreement with)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • According to the West Virginia history books, no one had ever lived in the valleys and hills of McDowell County before we came to dig out the coal.
    Chapter 1 (26% in)
  • According to Mom, there was some kind of problem with one of the continuous miners.
    Chapter 2 (11% in)
  • According to what I heard Mom tell Uncle Joe during a visit, a lot of people in Caretta had said some real nasty things about that, calling Dad "uppity.
    Chapter 2 (36% in)
  • During the 1920's, according to the history the War kids recounted from their parents, War was a wild, bawdy place of dance halls and gambling houses.
    Chapter 2 (40% in)
  • I figured one place was like another, except, according to the television, if you lived in New York or Chicago or any big city, you had to be plenty tough.
    Chapter 2 (43% in)
  • What made the miner "madder'n fire" was that Big Creek was on its way to an undefeated season, but according to the West Virginia High School Football Association, it was ineligible for the state championship because it played too many Virginia schools.
    Chapter 2 (57% in)
  • According to Mom, Dad thought all I was good for was working there as a clerk.
    Chapter 3 (85% in)
  • " "The cutoff was not done properly according to our contract," Mr. Dubonnet said reasonably.
    Chapter 4 (78% in)
  • According to the papers, the whole country was shocked and disappointed.
    Chapter 4 (97% in)
  • The pencil was to form a hole in the powder, increasing its surface area, according to Quentin's idea.
    Chapter 6 (70% in)
  • According to a newspaper report, he was building a huge monster rocket called the Saturn.
    Chapter 8 (4% in)
  • I left it, according to Mr. Bykovski's direction, on the workbench with a note on what it was for.
    Chapter 9 (86% in)
  • According to what Roy Lee heard from his mother, the fence-line telegraph had already gleefully dissected Mom and Dad's fracas at the man-hoist.
    Chapter 12 (12% in)
  • "Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness," he quoted.
    Chapter 21 (2% in)
  • According to the equations, it should have gone three thousand feet higher.
    Chapter 22 (63% in)
  • We ran up our launch flag on the blockhouse and tilted our launch rod accordingly.
    Chapter 22 (76% in)

There are no more uses of "accord" flagged with this meaning in October Sky.

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2  —1 use as in:
accord her the respect deserved
Definition
to give someone special treatment — especially respect
  • At the time, a player as good as Jim was accorded nearly the same celebrity status across Big Creek district as...
    Chapter 2 (59% in)
accorded = given special treatment
There are no more uses of "accord" flagged with this meaning in October Sky.

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