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Wonderful are the accounts he brings of that far-off world, where his spirit wanders.

His accounts being found correct, he went on with his speculations.

This accounts for his ability to get through in one day more than most people do in a week.

He found only Mortimer, who had remained late over his accounts.

Then let us go with the accounts to Mr. Palmer, who is also ready, I am sure.

I went but by the accounts I had received from Mr. Beaufort.

I will just look into my accounts, and use you without ceremony.

But you can tell me so much more about them than I can tell you, that why should I tire you with my accounts and descriptions?

Not that I found 'em heavy; I don't mention 'em on that accounts; far from it.

"Ah, that accounts for it," murmured the journalist, without looking up.

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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