• An Accommodating Party
    An Accommodating Party
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj accommodative helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation "the warden was always accommodating in allowing visitors in","made a special effort to be accommodating"
    • adj accommodative tending to reconcile or accommodate; bringing into harmony
    • adj accommodative willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement
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The Function of Accommodation The Function of Accommodation

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • 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.
    • accommodative Disposed or tending to accommodate, or to be accommodating; adaptive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Accommodative furnishing accommodation: obliging
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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:

We ought not to accommodate ourselves to our own humour in anything so much as in this.
"The Essays of Montaigne, Complete" by Michel de Montaigne
They were accommodated with seats immediately in front of the judge.
"Capitola the Madcap" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
There was the greatest desire to accommodate.
"The Mirrors of Washington" by Anonymous
I carried this news to my friends, who began to see that there was no possibility, of accommodation.
"The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete" by Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz
The accommodation is excellent, and the rooms well arranged, and independent of the house.
"A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53." by Mrs. Charles (Ellen) Clacey
I applied the next morning for a fresh cell, and was duly accommodated.
"Prisoner for Blasphemy" by G. W. [George William] Foote
The round towers could not have comprised all the accommodation of the castle.
"Passages From the English Notebooks, Volume 1" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
They say that I must accommodate twenty-three patients.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
They reached Corfu on the 12th of the Fifth Month, and were kindly accommodated at the office of the Commissary Ramsay.
"Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel" by John Yeardley
The French masters of the art of accommodating literature.
"Life Of Johnson, Volume 5" by Boswell
Fishergate Baptist Chapel has an excellent interior, and it will accommodate about twice as many people as patronise it.
"Our Churches and Chapels" by Atticus
The inhabitants of Old Town, happy to find that their differences were likely to be accommodated, joyfully accepted the invitation.
"The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the" by Thomas Clarkson
The house is an excellent one, and the accommodations are first-class.
"The Youthful Wanderer" by George H. Heffner
You shall see what accommodations I have, if you please, Sir.
"Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
The accommodations of course are of the humblest kind.
"Letters of a Traveller" by William Cullen Bryant
The baggage accommodations deserve a paragraph by themselves.
"The Modern Railroad" by Edward Hungerford
Hotel accommodations in Yosemite Valley are limited to one hotel and two large hotel-camps.
"Guide to Yosemite" by Ansel Hall
There were bedrooms enough to accommodate him and his comrades.
"The Empire Makers" by Hume Nesbit
I shall consider it a great favor if you will accommodate me.
"Ten Years Among the Mail Bags" by James Holbrook
The Report was meant not as specific propositions to be adopted; but merely as a general ground of accommodation.
"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which Framed the Constitution of the United States" by James Madison

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
Then 'tis well we're both accommodated.
That I can't send thee all I have of treasure
Arises from the templar; thou must know him,
I have a weighty debt to pay to him.
"Nathan The Wise - Act III" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
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 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:

Vacationers who like to go to different places and families demanding large accommodations.
For years bed-and-breakfast inns have offered the coziness of down-home accommodations amid antiques and handcrafted furnishings -and at rates that many travelers find more affordable than hotels.
You could win a pair of tickets to see The Oprah Winfrey Show on May 17, 2011 plus hotel accommodations.
Local restaurants are changing their menus to accommodate the plethora of new produce rolling in the door, including squash.
Almost any decent chef will adapt a menu to accommodate vegetarians and vegans.
The BE-550 lightweight bulkhead evaporator from Thermo King can accommodate either right-side or left-side refrigeration and electrical connections.
The $29.95 CableBox helps clear your cable clutter, accommodating power strips and surge protectors, with open slots at opposite sides for running the wire.
Defenceman Dan Hamhuis of the Vancouver Canucks and his wife Sarah have donated $100,000 toward the construction of a new house to accommodate the families of children seeking medical treatment.
5 nights' accommodations in an Oceanfront Junior suite at Capella Ixtapa, on a cliff overlooking the Pacific in Zihuatanejo.
The all-suite, luxury villa resort features comfortable accommodations combined with a flexible, state-of-the-art meeting facility.
Visit www. caymanislands .ky for information on accommodations, restaurants and activities.
5 nights' accommodations in a cottage at Cotton Tree, a collection of cottages in Grand Cayman.
However, the cabin is high enough to accommodate six-footers, so even tall pilots will have plenty of head room.
A rare edition of GM's sporty shorty offers deluxe accommodations.
A Friday forum on "bath salts," led by Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr Cynthia Morrow, has been moved to a bigger location to accommodate the crowd.

In science:

The latter may be especially relevant for ground-based surveys. A more detailed treatment of the nearby supernova sample would introduce a separate set of zero-point parameters; again this can be accommodated by the KM model.
Reducing Zero-point Systematics in Dark Energy Supernova Experiments
It can be concluded that the asymmetry between the two Majorana neutrino masses provides an opportunity for accommodating very heavy Higgs bosons in the Fourth Family model.
OPUCEM: A Library with Error Checking Mechanism for Computing Oblique Parameters
The V -polynomial generalizes Noble and Welsh’s W -polynomial, which extends the Tutte polynomial by incorporating vertex weights and adapting contraction to accommodate them.
The Tutte-Potts connection in the presence of an external magnetic field
Monge-Amp`ere equation, since we know from the examples that it can accommodate not only supersymmetric supergravity solutions, but also non-supersymmertic but conformal solutions.
Generalized Calabi-Yau metric and Generalized Monge-Ampere equation
This mathematical framework can also accommodate other model types such as Boolean networks and the more general logical models, as well as Petri nets.
A Mathematical Framework for Agent Based Models of Complex Biological Networks
While these assumptions on Cat are relatively innocuous, more drastic steps are needed if we are to accommodate the instances of relative independence appearing in both Theorem 2.3.2 and Theorem 5.2.7.
Multiple recurrence and the structure of probability-preserving systems
The side with the field strips accommodates places to solder surface-mount resistors (Fig. 6).
A Lightweight Field Cage for a Large TPC Prototype for the ILC
Two 1-mm deep slots had been machined into the mandrel surface to accommodate the resistors on the field strip board.
A Lightweight Field Cage for a Large TPC Prototype for the ILC
Both these profiles have a large effect on the monopole of the CMB which can accommodate for larger values of the measured Hubble constant and/or locally have a higher apparent acceleration providing us with a better fit to the BAO.
Testing the Void against Cosmological data: fitting CMB, BAO, SN and H0
We have then shown that modifying the Void profile by adding more parameters we could accommodate for a larger value of H0 , upto h (cid:39) 0.57, in the process obtaining an overall better fit to all the cosmological data that becomes comparable to the ΛCDM fit.
Testing the Void against Cosmological data: fitting CMB, BAO, SN and H0
The minimum energy structure for the Pt4 case has been found to be as shown in Fig.6d where the trench accommodates the cluster.
A theoretical analysis of small Pt particles on rutile TiO$_2$(110) surfaces
Host Galaxy Dust: First, we change the ratio of total to selective extinction to RV =2.1, accommodating the possibility that dust around extragalactic SNe is very different from the Milky Way extinction law of RV =3.1 (Astier et al. 2006; Kowalski et al. 2008; Kessler et al. 2009; Poznanski et al. 2009).
Revised Supernova Rates from the IfA Deep Survey
Figure 2. (left) Field plate showing 240 individual fibre retractors. (center) Backside of the plate showing stiffening structure and the two different retractor geometries. (right) Side view of two adjacent retractors showing accommodation beneath the plate.
Fibre Positioning Revisited: The use an off-the-shelf assembly robot for OPTIMOS-EVE
The company’s management can accommodate the profit and the risk by choosing dividend payments process and reinsurance rate.
Optimal Dividend and reinsurance strategy of a Property Insurance Company under Catastrophe Risk
The proof of Proposition 4.2 closely follows the proof of Proposition 5.1 of , and we give the details below to highlight how the proof must be modified to accommodate sparseness with parameter α.
Universality and the circular law for sparse random matrices