Even Vladimir Putin, the president, said “obviously they are not pirates” but he insisted that they must be held to account.
Earlier this week, news broke that Lululemon was recalling its Luon pant on account of ‘sheerness’.
She has a Twitter account with a few dozen followers and no tweets in more than four years.
(Ynet) Arabs account for just 8% of Israel's economy - Despite accounting for 20% of the overall population.
Depending on the account, Whitey heard of criminal charges being brought against him in either December 1994 or January 1995.
Yes, I had it in the blood, on account of my grandfather, I suppose.
Could not take another set of lunars on account of the cloudy weather.
She thought there was some danger on account of the dollars.
This account was soon settled, and Robert left the factory his own master.
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.