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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACCOUNTING

It was not an accounting for what is, but for what it seemed possible to him might be.

In other words, there is no accounting, thus far in the theory, for variation.

And accounting him well warned by now, I read with confidence.

It is not so much the getting the forage as the amount of accounting that is involved.

Our forefathers had their own ways of accounting for each of these calamities.

“Well—go on with your accounting then,” I said, assuming an air of resignation.

"You said you were in the accounting department," he urged impatiently.

We must remember that Newton was a pioneer in accounting for the physical properties of light.

But there's no accounting for tastes, and I am glad to see that yours are no meaner.

Janet immediately—what she would not have believed she would do—brought him to an accounting.

WORD ORIGIN

"reckoning of numbers," late 14c., verbal noun from account (v.). Phrase no accounting for tastes (1823) translates Latin de gustibus non est disputandum.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.