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The matter, I think, may be accounted for after the following manner.

The great conflicts of the West, and the minor battles had accounted for the others.

That accounted for everything; and Mary had no time for talk.

A thickness of speech was accounted for by the absence of teeth.

This, no doubt, accounted for the embarrassment so manifest in the Countess's manner.

And that this matter was neglected over the chess-board might well be accounted a mistake.

Did you believe that your every word and look was not to be accounted for, and was not well remembered?

This, of course, might easily be accounted for on the score of duty.

She accounted to herself for this longing, she even explained it scientifically.

Cebes asks why suicide is thought not to be right, if death is to be accounted a good?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "reckoning of money received and paid," from Old French acont "account, reckoning, terminal payment," from a "to" (see ad-) + cont "counting, reckoning of money to be paid," from Late Latin computus "a calculation," from Latin computare "calculate" (see compute).

Meaning "sum of (one's) money in a bank" is from 1833. Sense of "narration" is first attested 1610s. Plural accounts used as a collective or singular in phrases such as to give accounts (of something), is from mid-13c. Phrase by all accounts is attested from 1798.

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