But now we are in very dire straits, and that being the case, he will be held to account.
Even Vladimir Putin, the president, said “obviously they are not pirates” but he insisted that they must be held to account.
This article was revised after officials altered their account of the plane's route.
Earlier this week, news broke that Lululemon was recalling its Luon pant on account of ‘sheerness’.
Moreover, such a change would still take into account firm size as well as wages, easing the burden on the smallest firms.
Yes, I had it in the blood, on account of my grandfather, I suppose.
Of any occurrences in his remaining life I have found no account.
She thought there was some danger on account of the dollars.
Clif did not recognize them, but he did not pause on that account.
It is difficult to account for the object of this strange proceeding.
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.
c.1300, "to count, enumerate," from Old French aconter "to count, render account" (Modern French conter), from a "to" (see ad-) + conter "to count, tell" (see count (v.)). Meaning "to reckon for money given or received, render a reckoning," is from late 14c.; sense of "to explain" (c.1710) is from notion of "answer for money held in trust." Transferred sense of "value" is from late 14c. Related: Accounted; accounting.