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accord
used in A Thousand Acres

2 meanings, 12 uses
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1  —10 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
  • Handle according to instructions.
    p. 365.8
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • "According to Daddy, it's almost too late to breed her.
    p. 10.9
  • According to Loren, she was convinced that at the last moment you would come or call.
    p. 53.5
  • It was a pantry cabinet, a sink, four base cabinets, and two wall cabinets, as well as eight feet of baby blue laminated countertop, the floor display in the kitchen department of the lumberyard, which my father had bought for a thousand dollars, said the driver ($2500 value, according to the display card taped to the sink).
    p. 80.4
  • According to her.
    p. 99.1
  • What it all added up to was that things around the Clark farm, according to Harold, were perennially at the brink of disintegration, while public opinion had it that really Harold was a better manager, and more prosperous, than anyone.
    p. 107.4
  • Daddy said, "That Spacelab thing is going to go right over this area, according to the paper."
    p. 172.7
  • Broaching all the topics between us took more courage than I possessed at the time, and so I didn't broach them, and so I think it was then that a new formal relationship began for us, and that was when we started to work out what to do with each other and our situation according to our notions of duty and loyalty, and after a while it got to be clear how very much we differed in these notions.
    p. 197.5
  • She cared about what we did or failed to do—our homework, our chores, our share of the cooking and cleaning—and expected our feelings about these doings to rise and fall according to some sort of childhood barometer, irrelevant to her, having to do with "phases."
    p. 223.4
  • According to his blood alcohol level, he shouldn't have been conscious enough to drive, much less to stay on the road.
    p. 286.9

There are no more uses of "accord" flagged with this meaning in A Thousand Acres.

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2  —2 uses as in:
done of her own accord
Definition
mind
  • For another, I thought, you gave it away of your own accord.
    p. 148.8
  • He was well spoken and easy to get along with, and of his own accord he preferred me to Rose.
    p. 12.6

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