Usage examples for according

  1. And the idea was not only accepted by Wordsworth, but, according to his own account, he had mentioned in substance what he wished to be expressed. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  2. " To act according to circumstances. – The Rome Express by Arthur Griffiths
  3. And seeing as how, according to Widow Ormthwaite, you're making some inquiries about Baxter, I don't mind telling, 'cause I been mighty puzzled ever since I see this chap. – Ravensdene Court by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  4. No life in here, according to it. – The Giants From Outer Space by Geoff St. Reynard
  5. Djamasp decided in favour of the latter, according to the custom of Kirman. – Les Parsis by D. Menant
  6. " Then, according to you, we are to believe in all your rigmaroles," said Genestas, with the easy good- humor of a soldier who has never given a thought to these things. – The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac
  7. He went according to promise, and after the meal had been finished, they did not take a round- about course, but went directly to the church, and there the man listened to the gospel again and gave himself to Christ. – Brazilian Sketches by T. B. Ray
  8. When a cupful or more of oil has been used and the dressing is stiff enough to cut with a knife, add the juice of half a lemon, or more, according to taste. – The Myrtle Reed Cook Book by Myrtle Reed
  9. And the truth, according to you, is that I no longer care for you? – Bijou by Gyp
  10. For, according to his view, a representation is the representation or apprehension of something only from the point of view of the thing in itself. – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard
  11. And whatever's right for it i' this country, and you think 'ull do it good, I'll act according, if you'll tell me." – Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot
  12. But, according to your theory, the strong love the weak only. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  13. No, sir- at least not according to my map. – Servants of the Guns by Jeffery E. Jeffery
  14. He's been a good friend of mine up to a point and according to his lights, but you've been good and Mr. King has been more than good. – Jack O' Judgment by Edgar Wallace
  15. Of this I am now fully convinced; still we looked anxiously for the pirate's boat to come according to promise with more water and provisions, but looked in vain. – The Pirates Own Book by Charles Ellms
  16. The old lady then kissed Tamar, and gave her the permission she required, to arrange the cottage according to her own fancy. – Shanty the Blacksmith; A Tale of Other Times by Mrs. Sherwood [AKA: Mrs. Mary Martha Sherwood]
  17. Apparently she was not according her visitor the slightest attention. – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White
  18. As to the ordeal, the Chief answered, according to our faith Bhowanee has spoken. – Caste by W. A. Fraser
  19. He passed afterwards into his cabinet, where he held a council, and afterwards went, as usual, to Madame de Maintenon's and supped at ten o'clock, according to custom. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  20. It would be the best plan to make a fire out- of- doors and let each one cook for himself, according to his country. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell