- accourding (obsolete)
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈkɔːdɪŋ/
- (US) IPA(key): /ə.ˈkɔɹd.ɪŋ/
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- Hyphenation: ac‧cord‧ing
- present participle of .
1849, Alfred Tennyson, “Prologue”, in In Memoriam A.H.H., stanza 7-8:
- That mind and soul, according well, / May make one music as before
- (obsolete) Accordingly; correspondingly. [16th-17th c.]
1604, William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, V.i:
- That apprehends no further than this world, / And squarest thy life according.
- Consistently as; in a corresponding manner (now generally expressing accordance with two or more alternatives). [from 16th c.]
1946, Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, I.20:
- Ethical theories may be divided into two classes, according as they regard virtue as an end or a means.
- In accordance, in a manner consistent to (something). [from 16th c.]
1897, Henry James, What Maisie Knew:
- there was only a frightening silence, unenlivened even by the invidious enquiries of former years, which culminated, according to its stern nature, in a still more frightening old woman, a figure awaiting her on the very doorstep.