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- v. To explain by relating circumstances; to show that some one, thing or members of a group are present or have been processed.
- v. To be the primary cause of
- v. To constitute in amount or portion.
- v. To make or render a reckoning of funds, persons, or things.
- v. To be answerable for.
- v. To destroy or put out of action.
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- v. give reasons for
- v. be the reason or explanation for
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If the Law of Human Nature cannot be explained away as cultural artifact or evolutionary by-product, then how can we account for its presence?
Yahweh will call the nations to account for violating the natural law, and Israel, in addition, for not observing the Mosaic legislation (cf. Amos, i-ii, etc.).
The a 64-ounce “Big Gulp” soft drink sold at convenience stores can account for as much as 900 or 1,000 calories in just one serving.
Soon after, we and others were able to show that this mutation and other less common misspellings in this same gene, now called CFTR, account for virtually all cases of the disease.
And they might have snaps of her, she thought, in the year or two after her arrival in London, demonstrating outside the Spanish embassy for the end of the dictatorship and the return of democracy, or someone might have written an account for them of the party she organized in London to celebrate on the night after Carrero Blanco was blown up.
Clark and Fujimoto found, for example, that while the U.S. assemblers were detail-engineering 81 percent of their parts and the Japanese assemblers were detail-engineering only 30 percent, the European assemblers were detail-engineering 54 percent.35 The size of the leading European suppliers is shown by the fact that the European components market is the largest in the world and the top twenty companies account for one-third of the total sales of components to the assemblers.
Ay, the phenomenon is the queerest thing I ever saw, and I cannot for the life of me account for it.
A series of trivial and fortuitous blunders cannot account for so world-wide a fact as the recognition of nature-deities.
GESELL: “How do you account for the fact that that was not decoded, when the decoders were decoding very rapidly and decoding messages in great number that day, the sixth?”
WILKINSON: “I do not account for it sir” PHPT 4, p.