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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACCOUNTANT

Here you have room for an accountant or two and your secretary.

I "run down" the accountant because he was either ignorant or corrupt.

He knows, however, that you are the accountant who has that part of the business in charge.'

Perhaps your friend Wentworth, being an accountant, may know more about it.'

So she hastened her steps, still followed, however, by the accountant.

Constance laughed again, so fully did the accountant's obligingness reassure her.

Phil beckoned the accountant, who brought the desired information.

He is said to have had no superior as an accountant in this country.

Mr. Quirk, too, had made Kathleen his secretary and accountant.

Though my accountant shuns addition She has the rarest intuition.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "accounting officer, one who renders accounts," from Old French acuntant (Modern French accomptant), from present participle of accompter (see account). Sense of "professional maker of accounts" is recorded from 1530s. The word also was an adjective in Middle English, "accountable; liable to render accounts" (early 15c.).

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