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  • Her critical yet aspiring intellect filled her with longing for germs of positive affirmation in place of the chaff of thrice-sifted negation; while her aesthetic instinct responded in accord to the praise of Beauty as the beloved heir of Good and Truth, whose right it is to reign.

    Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli

  • Inclined to doubt, and distrustful of what is affirmed, men's minds tend of their own accord to minimize the value of dogmatic definitions.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • But they came with one accord to him, and having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, desired peace, because their country was nourished by the king's country.

    The Holy Bible: Webster's Bible

  • She did come back a few minutes later, wearing her spangled dress, and called to Désiré of her own accord to bring another bottle.

    Maigret in Montmartre

  • On the first of March an order was directed to be sent to Decaen, approving his previous conduct, but informing him that, moved “by a sentiment of generosity, the Government accord to Captain Flinders his liberty and the restoration of his ship.”

    The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

  • On the strength of this, Prussian authorities, military as well as civilian, while directed to accord to the Count of Lippe the honors due to the regent of a German sovereignty, are forbidden to recognize in any way either the count's consort or his children, on the ground that these can only be regarded as morganatic, and as such debarred from the tokens of respect due to full-fledged members of a sovereign house.

    The Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe

  • Was Lyoff Nikolaievich Tolstoy likely of his own accord to have recourse to the protection of the law?

    Reminiscences of Tolstoy

  • Fromental Halevy, a scion of the Hebrew race, which has furnished so many geniuses to the art world, left a deep impress on his times, not simply by his genius and musical knowledge, which was profound, varied, and accurate, but by the elevation and nobility which lifted his mark up to a higher level than that which we accord to mere musical gifts, be they ever so rich and fertile.

    The Great Italian and French Composers

  • He went voluntarily and of his own accord to the garden; which answered the adduction or bringing of the beast to be sacrificed unto the door of the tabernacle, according to the law: for there he did not only give up himself into the hands of those who were to shed his blood, but also actually entered upon the offering up of himself unto

    Pneumatologia

  • The next day William visited Miss Amanda to arrange for the nuptials; and however indiscreet and rash we may consider the engagement, everybody must accord to them the highest prudence in settling the preliminaries of the nuptials.

    Master William Mitten: or, A Youth of Brilliant Talents, Who Was Ruined by Bad Luck

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