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accounts

the ‘descriptions’ and justifications offered by social actors for their own conduct, e.g. ‘members’ rational accounts‘ (see ETHNOMETHODOLOGY) or DEVIANCE DISAVOWALS. While it is a point of principle in forms of sociology such as ethnomethodology or symbolic interactionism to pay close attention to actors’ accounts, in other forms of sociology this is not always the case.
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"I think you had better, for if I have got to keep accounts I may as well begin in the right way.
They had an early account from Lyme the next morning.
As Sindbad was relating his adventures chiefly on account of the porter, he ordered, before beginning his tale, that the burden which had been left in the street should be carried by some of his own servants to the place for which Hindbad had set out at first, while he remained to listen to the story.
"You say that these thirteen millions are found to be wanting in the accounts?"
I met with one piece of gratitude indeed, which I did not expect; and this was, that the master of the ship, whom I had so happily delivered, and by the same means saved the ship and cargo, having given a very handsome account to the owners of the manner how I had saved the lives of the men and the ship, they invited me to meet them and some other merchants concerned, and all together made me a very handsome compliment upon the subject, and a present of almost
This is writing only to Frenchmen and to Papists: a Protestant would be desirous to know why he must imagine that Father du Bernat had a cooler head or more knowledge; and why one man whose account is singular is not more likely to be mistaken than many agreeing in the same account.
And with a proud consciousness of serving his country wisely and well he charged that sum to the account.
I wish to clear my account with you to the last halfpenny, and I will take my shares away with me.
The author is here supposed to be writing her own history, and in the very beginning of her account she gives the reasons why she thinks fit to conceal her true name, after which there is no occasion to say any more about that.
"You are to know," said he, "that several committees of council have been lately called, in the most private manner, on your account; and it is but two days since his majesty came to a full resolution.
We should not give a more appropriate account of the individual man by stating the species to which he belonged, than we should of an individual horse by adopting the same method of definition.
She hath already suffered enough from solicitations which I hate to think of; she shall owe no further constraint to my family: I know her father will be as ready to torment her now on your account as he hath formerly been on another's; but I am determined she shall suffer no more confinement, no more violence, no more uneasy hours." "O, my dear uncle!" answered Jones, "lay, I beseech you, some command on me, in which I shall have some merit in obedience.