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accord
used in Oryx and Crake

8 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
  • Crake's sexual needs were direct and simple, according to Oryx; not intriguing, like sex with Jimmy.
    p. 314.4
  • According to Jimmy's mother their phones and e-mail were bugged, and the sturdy, laconic HelthWyzer housecleaners that came twice a week — always in pairs — were spies.
    p. 54.1
  • All this negative stuff, this is no good, that's no good, nothing's ever good enough, according to you!"
    p. 56.7
  • Sublimation, all of it; nothing but sublimation, according to the body.
    p. 85.8
  • Every week, according to the phases of the moon — dark, first quarter, full. second quarter — the women stand in the tidal pools and call the unlucky fish by name — only fish, nothing more specific.
    p. 101.1
  • According to Crake — and Snowman has seen nothing since to disprove it — the chemicals programmed into the men's urine are effective against wolvogs and rakunks, and to a lesser extent against bobkittens and pigoons.
    p. 154.7
  • Falling in love, although it resulted in altered body chemistry and was therefore real, was a hormonally induced delusional state, according to him.
    p. 193.1
  • According to them it had been game over once agriculture was invented, six or seven thousand years ago.
    p. 242.9

There are no more uses of "accord" in Oryx and Crake.

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