of its own accord

idiom

used to suggest that something happens by itself without anyone causing it to happen.
The tree fell of its own accord.

Examples of of its own accord in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the flight home from Rome, the light over the seat where the fake relic is stashed keeps going on of its own accord. Kimberly Roots, TVLine, 20 June 2024 The agreement expires of its own accord on July 31, 2091. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2024 And there are no federal laws mandating that platforms keep or catalog political advertisements (Meta does this of its own accord). WIRED, 1 Sep. 2023 Even as critics of free trade gain the upper hand, globalization, wholly of its own accord, is transforming in rich countries’ favor. Susan Lund, James Manyika, Foreign Affairs, 11 June 2019

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“Of its own accord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/of%20its%20own%20accord. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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