accommodation


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Synonyms for accommodation

Synonyms for accommodation

the act of making suitable to an end or the condition of being made suitable to an end

a settlement of differences through mutual concession

Synonyms for accommodation

a settlement of differences

in the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality

the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need

(physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye

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I believe I have lived as much on board as most women, and I know nothing superior to the accommodations of a man-of-war.
And I do assure you, ma'am," pursued Mrs Croft, "that nothing can exceed the accommodations of a man-of-war; I speak, you know, of the higher rates.
Equally out of the question: since I could not pay for admission to the prepared place of accommodation for distinguished people, and could not accept a charitable free pass, in consequence of my high connections.
After adding a table and a basin, for the purposes of the toilet, the accommodation which Mr.
He lowered the accommodation ladder down on to the jetty .
It was a very good accommodation, spacious, well-distributed, on a rather old-fashioned plan, and with its decorations somewhat tarnished.
He then began in the usual stile to trumpet forth the excellent accommodation which his house afforded; and my landlady likewise opened on the occasion But, not to detain the reader with what is common to every host and hostess, it is sufficient to tell him Jones was at last prevailed on to stay and refresh himself with a few hours' rest, which indeed he very much wanted; for he had hardly shut his eyes since he had left the inn where the accident of the broken head had happened.
Why, then, to make it clearer to you, sir, I beg to let you know that when I address what I call a properly-worded appeal, and an urgent appeal, and a delicate appeal, to an individual, for a small temporary accommodation, easily within his power--easily within his power, mind
Jukniene, he explained, had not what one would call choice accommodations, but they might do for the moment.
Roads will everywhere be shortened, and kept in better order; accommodations for travelers will be multiplied and meliorated; an interior navigation on our eastern side will be opened throughout, or nearly throughout, the whole extent of the thirteen States.
It is the only way," he added, seeing that the passenger was about to complain of the accommodations.
Even these meager accommodations you cannot be sure that you will have in monopoly; you must take your chance of being stowed in with a lot of others.
I have stated in the preface to the first Edition of this work, and in the Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, that it was in consequence of a wish expressed by Captain Fitz Roy, of having some scientific person on board, accompanied by an offer from him of giving up part of his own accommodations, that I volunteered my services, which received, through the kindness of the hydrographer, Captain Beaufort, the sanction of the Lords of the Admiralty.
No, she said; her house was large, and besides, she never put anybody to remove, that had lain in, till they were willing to go; and if she had more ladies offered, she was not so ill-beloved among her neighbours but she could provide accommodations for twenty, if there was occasion.
He must be a horseman of good quality to have such accommodations.
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