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On account of


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • On account of for the sake of; by reason of; because of.
    • ***


  • W. C. Sellar
    W. C. Sellar
    “Do not on any account attempt to write on both sides of the paper at once.”
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
    “Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “That is the whole secret of successful fighting. Get your enemy at a disadvantage; and never, on any account, fight him on equal terms.”
  • Mangnu Hirschfield
    Mangnu Hirschfield
    “Love is only the game that is not called on account of darkness.”
  • James Thurber
    “Love is the strange bewilderment that overtakes one person on account of another person.”
  • Douglas Adams
    “Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”


In literature:

Orchards and small fruits suffer heavily from insect pests, both on account of the direct loss and on account of the expensive treatment.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
The Countess Solenstrale lavished compliments on Elise on account of her children.
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
No plan of this ruin could be obtained on account of the complete destruction of the walls.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
Long-range fire is permissible in pursuit on account of the moral effect of any fire under the circumstances.
"Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911" by United States War Department
But he was proud, and not the sort of fellow to shirk a thing on account of the cost.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
In 1813, some disputes arose between the court of Rio and England on account of the slave trade.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
The Indians, toward noon, began to get uneasy about the return trip, on account of the effects of the sun's rays and the south winds on the ice.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
The windows, however, are unglazed, and, on account of the heat of the climate, always kept open.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
Martin thought that it was on account of want of provisions.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
The variety is very early, and as a table-carrot much esteemed, both on account of the smallness of its heart and the tenderness of its fibre.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
It did not occur to the boys to delay their departure on account of the flood.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
But sad grief darkened the mind of Hector, on account of his charioteer.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
Marcellus, bishop of Rome, being banished on account of his faith, fell a martyr to the miseries he suffered in exile, 16th Jan. A. D. 310.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
But he gives us a fuller account of Great Britain, based on the fresh discoveries of Roman generals.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
My father's brother's name is still remembered in the Regiment on account of his long service and his great deeds of old.
"The Eyes of Asia" by Rudyard Kipling
Light sentence, on account of previous popularity and inoffensive conduct.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
On leaving Onska, we experienced considerable delay on account of the storm.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
While away on this trip another revolt broke out against him, and Peter was obliged to hurry home on account of it.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
To fall into the water would be a sad mishap for a monkey, not only on account of the ducking, but of the danger.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
This force could not make a forward movement on account of a lack of ammunition and provisions, which were long delayed.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau

In poetry:

On account of rain
To Tamino Isle, raincoat clad,
I went today, yet
Naniwa, so well-known, conceals
The place!
"On account of rain" by Ki no Tsurayuki
Which expressions are strong;
Yet would feebly imply
Some account of a wrong--
Not to call it a lie--
As was worked off on William, my pardner,
And the same being W. Nye.
"Further Language From Truthful James" by Francis Bret Harte
Hold on, hope hard in the subtle thing
That's spirit: tho' cloistered fast, soar free;
Account as wood, brick, stone, this ring
Of the rueful neighbours, and--forth to thee!
"A Wall" by Robert Browning
The sons of Jacob were not sav'd of old
Because they never chang'd; but we are told,
That they were sav'd, on this account alone,
Because their God to change was never known.
"Concerning Perseverance In A State Of Grace" by Rees Prichard
On account of her conduck so base and so vile,
That wicked young gurl is committed for trile,
And if she's transpawted beyond the salt sea,
It's a proper reward for such willians as she.
"The Wolfe New Ballad Of Jane Roney And Mary Brown" by William Makepeace Thackeray
That's the sole work, which was ordain'd for men,
E'er God first form'd them in their mother's womb —
That is the work, they must account for, when
They stand before him on the day of doom.
"Advice To Serve God" by Rees Prichard

In news:

1 when it comes to literacy, based on an algorithm that takes into account number of bookstores, advanced degrees, Internet usage, library usage and newspaper readership.
Edward Picardi, of Sturgis, was accused of sending millions of dollars of income out of the country and filtering the money through offshore accounts to avoid paying taxes on it.
The UK band Radiohead, which has spoken out on China's human rights record, has set up an account on Sina Weibo, a microblog service that is considered the Chinese equivalent of Twitter.
The days of the free checking account are nearing extinction and ATM fees are on the rise, according to the latest financial research from
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on implementation of smart card technology by federal agencies.
The MTA and New York Police Department have differing accounts of how they coordinated efforts to capture accused stabber Maksim Gelman on a subway train earlier this month.
Bad pension moves and accounting irregularities have made a mess of San Diego's finances, but is California's second-largest city on the brink of bankruptcy.
An employee of Rob McKenna's campaign for governor, slammed this week for offensive comments on her Twitter account, resigned Wednesday.
The City of Natchez can't move fast enough on the hiring of an accountant in the city clerk's office.
The elimination of toll-free E-ZPass accounts for all employees goes into effect on January 1, 2011.
Eyewitness Account Of The Attack On The US Embassy In Yemen.
Head coach Tom Coughlin has altered his team's schedule on account of the storm.
More on the Cleveland Metroparks Facebook page, where there's a short account of the encounter.
Congress has postponed a vote on the Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 until it returns from its summer recess in September.
BAGHDAD — A blast at a military base north of Baghdad killed more than two dozen people on Tuesday, but there were conflicting accounts of what caused the explosion.

In science:

We introduce next a second level of randomness through a consideration of bond percolation on T (see for a general account of percolation).
Branching Processes, and Random-Cluster Measures on Trees
To do that one has just to formulate a theory which would properly take into account the critical fluctuations on top of the instanton-like configurations described in this paper.
Off-perturbative states in disordered systems
In previous works on models of isolated rotating bodies in equilibrium, only vacuum exteriors have been taken into account.
On global models for isolated rotating axisymmetric charged bodies; uniqueness of the exterior field
The purpose now is to show how the full set of Cauchy data, i.e. taking into account {dE |Σ, dΛ|Σ}(ω, λ) on top of the family of Dirichlet data {E |Σ, Λ|Σ}(ω, λ), fixes the values of ω, λ, provided that the solution exists.
On global models for isolated rotating axisymmetric charged bodies; uniqueness of the exterior field
It is clear that in order to take account of the nilpotency conditions (4) some further conditions should be imposed on the function ρn .
On the Construction of Generalized Grassmann Coherent States
Thus, taking into account of dependence of µ on ε1 we obtain that the difference of values of ε1 corresponding to condition εp ≈ µ and the requirement ∆S (ε1)/∆S (0) = (∆S (ε1)/∆S (0))max decreases (this difference does not access in a zero, as the peak of DOS is not symmetric).
Influence of the finite deformations changing the symmetry of an initial lattice on a generation of atoms displacements waves by non-equilibrium electrons
The modeling technique we use is based on the iterative procedure developed by Large (1971), Taylor & Manchester (1977) and Lyne et al. (1985). A preliminary account of the analysis below was presented by Lorimer (2004).
The Parkes multibeam pulsar survey: VI. Discovery and timing of 142 pulsars and a Galactic population analysis
In the following, we investigate the effect on BBN of changes in fundamental couplings which could also account for a variation in µ.
Coupled Variations of Fundamental Couplings and Primordial Nucleosynthesis
The account of the BCS mean-field theory we give here is based on the use of the pseudo-potential (15) and follows the treatment of Bruun et al.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
In fact, the RHS of Eq. (5.85) being vanishing on account of Eq. (5.76), the existence of the limit on the RHS of Eq. (5.85) is a priori established.
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
This result is in conformity with the fact that, on account of sgn(0) = 0, the RHS of Eq. (6.4) is vanishing for µ = µ∞ .
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
On account of this result it follows that the χ± as encountered in Eqs. (6.91) and (6.94) satisfy the relationship in Eq. (6.32).
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
On account of this, and depending on C ≶ 0, the integral on the RHS of Eq. (6.103) can be Taylor expanded with respect to ω0 around ±Ω± .
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
Altshuler et al.76) through neglect of a contribution to self-energy on account of its purported insignificance44) in the strong-coupling regime.
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
Thirdly, on account of the inequalities in Eq. (6.240), substitution of the Aσ (k; ε) on the RHS of Eq. (6.238) by the model spectral function Aσ (k; ε), Eq. (6.234), yields the exact nσ (k).
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions