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  • An Accommodating Party
    An Accommodating Party
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj accommodating helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation "the warden was always accommodating in allowing visitors in","made a special effort to be accommodating"
    • adj accommodating obliging; willing to do favors "made a special effort to be accommodating"
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The Function of Accommodation The Function of Accommodation

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The photo most often requested from the U.S. National Archives is that of the meeting between Elvis Presley and President Nixon in 1970. Presley had requested that Nixon make him an honorary drug enforcement agent and Nixon accommodated him.
    • a Accommodating Affording, or disposed to afford, accommodation; obliging; as an accommodating man, spirit, arrangement.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • accommodating Obliging; yielding to the desires of others; disposed to comply and to oblige another: as, an accommodating man; an accommodating disposition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • p.adj Accommodating affording accommodation: obliging: pliable: easily corrupted
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  • William Mcgovern
    William Mcgovern
    “The only practice that's now constant is the practice of constantly accommodating to change.”
  • Samuel Beckett
    “To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “The life of man is a journey; a journey that must be traveled, however bad the roads or the accommodation.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.”
  • Latin Proverb
    Latin Proverb
    “He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all contingencies of life; but the fool contends, and struggling, like a swimmer, against the stream.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ad, to, commodus, fitting. See Commodious.


In literature:

In October the "Second Ninth" set out for the Ypres salient, and on arriving at Proven was accommodated in tents.
"The Story of the "9th King's" in France" by Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts
I eventually came to one of the largest, where by considerable shifting they managed to accommodate my car.
"British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car" by Thomas D. Murphy
Persons giving balls or dancing parties should be careful not to invite more than their rooms will accommodate, so as to avoid a crush.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
There is no accommodation for them here!
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
How, then, can we account for the evident accommodation of the eye to the varying distances?
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The horses were here far more magnificently accommodated than I had been.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
They determined, however, to remain at the same place, and began to make the necessary preparations for their accommodation.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 (of 5)" by John Marshall
Crossing the gangway at the foot of the steps, Christy led the way into the ward room, where the principal officers were accommodated.
"On The Blockade" by Oliver Optic
May it be convenient should one passenger more be accommodated in your polite boat?
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
The road itself is a noble one, and nobly entertained in all things but accommodation for travellers.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
After the principal controversy was accommodated, it was not difficult to adjust the other differences.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part A. From the Britons of Early Times to King John" by David Hume
The dispute continued even after this intimation; one conference was held after another, at length both sides despaired of an accommodation.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
Accommodation at three hotels, also private accommodation.
"The Sunny Side of Ireland" by John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
Hazen & Jarvis for the accommodation of their trade had hired the Long Wharf at Newburyport and the stores on it at an annual rental of L70.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
It was wide enough to accommodate two rows of roomy tables, and of a length sufficient for fifty tables in each row.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
Evan brought out a bag and deposited it on a small table in the cage, there for the accommodation of odorous money parcels and noon lunches.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
I said I was very much obliged to him, but I was very well accommodated where I lodged.
"Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution" by John Adams
Accommodation for man and horse.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
The accommodations were crude, but the men were soldiers and glad to get them.
"A Jewish Chaplain in France" by Lee J. Levinger
Accommodation of vowels 158 229.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham

In poetry:

"Houses are classed, I beg to state,
According to the number
Of Ghosts that they accommodate: (The Tenant merely counts as WEIGHT,
With Coals and other lumber).
"Phantasmagoria Canto I (The Trystyng )" by Lewis Carroll
And there's also ten thousand rumsellers there—
Oh, wonderful to think of, I do declare!
To accommodate the people of New York therein,
And to encourage them to commit all sorts of sin.
"Jottings of New York" by William Topaz McGonagall
The suburban villas of Leith are elegant and grand,
With accommodation that might suit the greatest lady in the land;
And the air is pure and good for the people's health,
And health, I'm sure, is better by far than wealth.
"The Ancient Town of Leith" by William Topaz McGonagall
The Hydropathic is situated on an eminence most grand,
And is one of the largest buildings in fair Scotland;
And capable of accommodating five hundred visitors, who often call there,
To recuperate their health and breathe the fragrant air.
"Beautiful Crief" by William Topaz McGonagall
The lodging-houses at Bablicome are magnificent to be seen,
And the accommodation there would suit either king or queen,
And there's some exquisite cottages embowered in the woodland,
And sloping down to the sea shore, is really very grand.
"Beautiful Torquay" by William Topaz McGonagall
And in the summer season it's a very popular bathing-place,
And the visitors from London and Edinburgh finds solace,
As they walk along the yellow sand beach inhaling fresh air;
Besides, there's every accommodation for ladies and gentlemen there.
"Beautiful Nairn" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

One winner will receive 2 tickets to see Toby Keith at the Red Rock Casino Amphitheatre, airfare, hotel accommodations, plus $500 spending cash.
Along with the concert, Lucy will enjoy hotel accommodations, $500 in spending cash, plus, they will spend a special evening with Lionel Richie.
The modern mind doesn't easily accommodate itself to the idea that the art of painting may sometimes achieve the status of a spiritual vocation.
New 18,000-square-foot building will accommodate growing parish.
The freelance office accommodations are pretty sweet, but inconsistent pay and lack of benefits can be a problem if you don't have a plan and do your research.
To accommodate customer needs, Ganesh Machinery has expanded the classroom training area of its Chatsworth, California campus.
MarkWest Energy Partners already is operating a small natural gas processing plant it built in Harrison County recently to accommodate one of its gas producers, even though the full-sized version should be done in the near future.
The move was necessary to accommodate the growing practice of Dr John Godino, a board-certified internist/ gastroenterologist with Stanly Medical Services, an affiliate of Stanly Regional Medical Center.
The mini-vacations include two nights' accommodation, a gastronomic activity, a guided tour, and San Sebastian welcome pack.
Giglio, a tiny vacation island off the Tuscany coast, is dotted with charming villages, clean beaches, quiet accommodations and waterside trattorias.
The staff is friendly and most accommodating, and the fare is first-rate.
7 nights' accommodations in a Deluxe one-bedroom suite at the Blue Horizons Garden Resort, on the southwestern coast.
The building that is home to Petco, MC Sports and Michael's was expanded to the east to accommodate the new T.J.
In response to the idea that the American melting pot would erase cultural differences, they instead advocated a pluralist America that would accommodate a thriving Jewish culture and bring Jewishness into mainstream American life.
Learn how to create special screens that will accommodate irregular substrates and allow you to print quality decorations.

In science:

In other words, this space accommodates the outcomes of the bond percolation process applied to G and we call it the percolation space of G.
Percolation on sparse random graphs with given degree sequence
It can be seen that the geometry of Na40 is based on icosahedral structure with missing 12 corner atoms and (111) facet as reported by Rytk¨onen et al .5 An extra atom added to this structure is accommodated near the surface and deforms the structure slightly.
The electronic structures, the equilibrium geometries and finite temperature properties of Na_n (n=39-55)
In addition to the deformation the distance between the two shells is reduced by 0.3 ˚A as compared to that in Na40 . A single atom added to Na41 is not accommodated in the structure, instead it caps the surface.
The electronic structures, the equilibrium geometries and finite temperature properties of Na_n (n=39-55)
Then, one can replace the CuO2 planes by planes of different type, which can accommodate, depending on the doping level, the Cooper pairs and antiferromagnetic ordering above room temperature.
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
Under this region should be large enough to accommodate any state.
Multiple-event probability in general-relativistic quantum mechanics: a discrete model
We are especially grateful to the associate editor, Erik Larsson, for his accommodating our multiple requests for extensions so that we could incorporate the reviewers’ excellent suggestions into the manuscript.
Sample eigenvalue based detection of high dimensional signals in white noise using relatively few samples
For P < Pc the system is instead in a mixed state, where the unpolarized BCS superfluid coexists with the normal phase which accommodates the excess polarization.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
SO(32) case could be accommodated by type I superstring theory, but we didn’t know a superstring theory with gauge group E8 × E8 .
The Early Years of String Theory: A Personal Perspective
Their construction actually accommodated both of the gauge groups.
The Early Years of String Theory: A Personal Perspective
To accommodate forthcoming examples, we have introduced the skew-symmetric matrix αJ into the constant term for some α ∈ R.
Integrable operators and the squares of Hankel operators
In some controlled experiments we could not demonstrate the existence of reflections. • The dynamic range of the receiver must be sufficient to accommodate the strong signal on the peak of the beam and the very weak signals towards the edge of the scan.
Near-Field Radio Holography of Large Reflector Antennas
The formalism of the Color Glass Condensate (CGC) can accommodate the non-Abelian extension of the Weizs¨akerWilliams approximation [1, 2].
Randomness in infinitesimal extent in the McLerran-Venugopalan model
While this approach has had much success, there is a bound on the size of the large cardinals that have thus far been accommodated by such techniques.
Large Cardinals and Definable Well-Orderings of the Universe
By using the rateless code constructed in Theorem 2 the amount of common randomness can be reduced and can be accommodated in the zero-rate feedback link.
Rateless codes for AVC models
The Roche lobe in such an “ultracompact” binary cannot accommodate a main-sequence donor, and the likely companion is He-dominated, with a mass in the range (6.7 –22 ) × 10−3 M⊙ .
Accreting neutron star spins and the equation of state