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 Meanings and Examples of ACCOUNT
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account
 n.  narrative or record of events; reason given for a particular action or event
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  It gives a fairly good account of the affair.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
2  Each had a long account of the affair, and some had leaders upon it in addition.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
3  If the man is caught, it will be on account of their exertions; if he escapes, it will be in spite of their exertions.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
4  This last was too much, however, and I gave him notice to leave on account of it.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
5  He was reading a brown-backed volume, but as the crowd approached he laid it aside, and listened attentively to an account of the episode.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
6  The victims of persecution had now turned persecutors on their own account, and persecutors of the most terrible description.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER III. JOHN FERRIER TALKS WITH THE PROPHET
7  As to what occurred there, we cannot do better than quote the old hunter's own account, as duly recorded in Dr. Watson's Journal, to which we are already under such obligations.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
8  I've done my work now, and I don't care how soon I go, but I should like to leave some account of the business behind me.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
9  I can vouch for the accuracy of the subjoined account, for I have had access to Lestrade's note-book, in which the prisoner's words were taken down exactly as they were uttered.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
10  When he finished we sat for some minutes in a stillness which was only broken by the scratching of Lestrade's pencil as he gave the finishing touches to his shorthand account.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
11  You should publish an account of the case.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
12  The words weren't worth writing in the book bound like an account book in case Giles suspected.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
13  I have one great fault to find with Tom, however, which I cannot forgive, and for which I take him heavily to account.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
14  Next night again, when she came home with the same account, and added that he had not been heard of, she spoke in the same low frightened tone.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
15  Nobody was ever on any account to give anybody anything, or render anybody help without purchase.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence: (190 in 13 pages)
16  We invested the money in a high-interest bank account.
17  On his account we miss the bus.
18  He was too shocked to give an account of what had happened.
19  Don't forget to charge the money to my account.
20  The freight is not included in the account.
21  The account he gives of his childhood is quite fictitious.
22  He that gains well and spends well needs no account book.
23  You can bank by phone in the USA, punching in account numbers on the phone.
24  The boss flipped out when he heard you lost the account.
25  The essence of consultation is to listen to, and take account of, the views of those consulted.
26  The sum of money has been transferred into my account.
27  He put Elizabeth's motel bill and airfare on his expense account.
28  You must account to father what you have done.
29  The prologue to the novel is written in the form of a newspaper account.
30  She gave him a factual account of the chronology of her brief liaison.