Thank you Mark and Helen for your responses.
I was actually trying to find a second occurrence of the phrase "in all this we are in a community that sustains us" (mentioned, FWIW, in the afterword to Life Together, and attributed to a letter written at a date that isn't found in Letters and Papers from Prison). I was thinking there would be a way to simply highlight that phrase, right-click and have Accordance search for it. I realize now, that the command "search for a word" also searches for multiple words when they are highlighted. So it's just that the function of that command is more succinct than what it actually does. I'm learning.
However, since that query didn't turn up a second occurrence, I wanted to try a query with "we are in a community" AND "us" in that order. I tried doing a construct search, but couldn't figure out how to link DBW to the construct. It does seem much easier to do with Biblical texts (i.e., it's automatic!). That's what I was requesting help for. I still haven't found a way over that hurdle.
Since then, I've played around with the search window and also tried using quotes ("") do what I thought parentheses where supposed to do (but don't; so I'm still wondering what function the parentheses actually have. But that's another question). I see as well that the quotes aren't necessary.
Anyway, my successful query ended up looking like this: "a community that" <WITHIN 3 Words> Us
As it turns out, the date of the letter in which this phrase is found is erroneous (through no fault of Accordance, I would assume), and the translation is slightly different from what it in the Afterword ("in all this we stand within a community that carries us").
So that gives an idea of my problem. If there are other ways of doing the same thing, I'm all ears! Thanks again to both of you for your help.
Edited by Donald Cobb, 23 May 2017 - 03:05 AM.