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I can't figure out what "They have emerged with accounts of something" means! No dictionary contained this phrase.


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Context? "Account" can mean different things. – phoog Jul 30 '14 at 23:18
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Most likely, it means "They came forward with reports of something."

It sounds like they mean "account" as in:

an oral or written description of particular events or situations; narrative: an account of the meetings; an account of the trip.

Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/account

And "emerged" could just mean:

to come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity: a ghost emerging from the grave; a ship emerging from the fog.

Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/emerge

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