Definition of answer in English:
- How can these people give anything but the expected answers in such situations?
- The short answer is that this situation really has nothing to do with you.
- He was unprepared and without an answer, and the situation suddenly seemed awkward.
- Just answer the following question and write your answer on a postcard.
- She wrote ridiculous answers on a history test so she would get an F.
- Dyslexic people get more time, as they find it more difficult to read the question and write the answer.
- I loved the extra cross references, summaries, and test questions complete with the correct answers.
- This test gives you the correct answers after each question and teaches the tricks for answering smarter on the next test!
- Players are then tasked to pick the correct answer from a list of four potential solutions.
- The smallpox dilemma has no simple answers, and making the correct decision may, literally, be a matter of life and death.
- I wish I could conclude this column with a conclusion, but there are no easy answers or solutions.
- There are no miracle solutions, no magical answers, no easy everybody-wins way out.
- The film has an amazing amount of high gloss energy, and it feels like an early '80s answer to A Hard Day's Night.
- Like the French Canadian answer to Sesame Street, Caillou intersperses animated stories with puppet shows and live-action shots of dancing kids.
- To me he is the British answer to Chekhov.
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- When nobody answered, he wrote on the board ‘unfair treatment’.
- ‘Well, Jason, it seems as if Miss Anders was one of the apartment owners,’ he answered, writing my name down on the pad of paper.
- That was a bit funny, and it was interesting to see people's reactions when she answered all the questions that were being thrown at her.
- As well as being a fascinating read, it is also a fantastic source of general knowledge and a great help in answering quiz questions and solving crossword puzzles.
- Many arrested serial killers took part in the test and answered the question correctly.
- I got exempted from a quiz just for answering a question and then in math, we were going to have a chapter test, but the teacher told us that she thought we were all ready to move on.
- No swearing, no talking in class, no answering back, no criticising the town or anyone in the town, just behave, please, Tenni, would you?
- Ryan opened his mouth to answer back again, but was interrupted by the arrival of his brother, who motioned me to follow him into Ryan's bedroom.
- That gets you starting to feel angry that she commented on you like that so openly, you open your mouth to answer back but then your parents come in.
- Over the two weeks, she will answer knocks to her door and allow people to handle the relic and pray in her house.
- I knocked and knocked, and nobody answered the door.
- He rang the bell, waiting only seconds before the housekeeper answered the door.
- I answer to the Chief of the Defence Staff and the Secretary of State.
- He answers to the attorney general, the panel of judges and ultimately the president.
- He answers directly to the vice president of operations or the general manager.
- He was hauled before the Board of Control to answer charges over his behaviour.
- A warrant for his arrest was issued yesterday after he failed to attend court on Friday to answer a new charge of shoplifting.
- He was found to be unfit to answer charges because he was suffering from a brain-wasting disease.
- But the new leadership is based on choice, answering to nothing other than its own justification.
- I'm happy to say that I answer to you and not to the media.
- A pastor doesnt look to do the easy or popular thing, for he answers to God alone for his decisions and actions.
- If rules of behaviour are flouted, those responsible must answer for their actions.
- I guess the lesson here is that if you really have integrity, and your opinion is truly your own, and you aren't trying to front or pander, then you wouldn't try to ditch the responsibility of answering for it later.
- Society has a lot to answer for, we all have a responsibility to children.
- Freight transport by inland waterways is particularly suitable to answer Russia's needs.
- It answers their need for an excuse to go straight, while not at the same time surrendering to the morality of a society they believe has wronged them deeply.
- Literary translation, especially of the great works of the past, never answers a pressing need, nor is it a competitive activity.
swear from (Old English):
This first meant ‘to make a solemn declaration’. The use of swear in connection with bad language came later, around the 15th century, as an extension of the idea of using a sacred name in an oath. Someone who swears a lot can be said to swear like a trooper. A trooper was originally a private soldier in a cavalry unit. By the 18th century these soldiers had developed a reputation for coarse behaviour and bad language. In his novel Pamela ( 1739–40), Samuel Richardson wrote: ‘She curses and storms at me like a Trooper.’ Answer (Old English) comes from the same root, and originally meant to rebut an accusation.
answer the description of
- Correspond to a description, especially one of a suspect issued by the police: he answers the description of being slightly taller than his two supposed companionsMore example sentences
match, fit, correspond to, be similar to
- I have a number of documents in my possession which answer the description of the documents described in the subpoena.
- Yes, but is there any finding at any stage that, as a matter of general law, Mr Downes' client answered the description of a person who had ‘the right to decide the possession, disposition and use of the vessel’ owned by her husband?
- One can postulate that a person who is born here, has lived here all their life, has parents who are citizens, may well be a person who could not possibly answer the description of an alien.
answer to (the name of)
- often humorous Be called: an attractive woman answering to the name of SuzanneMore example sentences
- The owner's children were distraught, as they had travelled as far as Wexford in search of their pet that answers to the name of Prince.
- He answers to the name of Sam and was last seen on Sunday, September 22 in the Borris Road area.
- The parrot, which is still missing, has red tail feathers and a blue plastic ring on his foot and answers to the name of Monty.
have (or know) all the answers
- informal Be confident in one’s knowledge of something, typically unjustifiably so: it was his air of knowing all the answers that riled Mrs. FarrarMore example sentences
- Her article is more in the nature of sharing her problems and frustrations in trying to understand the complexities of rural poverty rather than an assertion that she knows all the answers.
- Obviously there are going to be people who know all the answers and others who don't know anything.
- Doctors are just as much in the dark as parents and often less wise because they think they know all the answers.
in answer to
- As a response to or as a result of: in answer to the stresses on modern woman, we have developed a range of beauty treatmentsMore example sentences
- Her head raised in answer to what I thought had been my silence but I had apparently spoken her name.
- For the millennium, Caroline launched a new collection called Studio, in answer to a call for more extravagant clothing.
- Early illnesses, often erupting as if in answer to some other crisis, kept him out of school for years, and in the company of pious nannies.
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- Then you have technicians who get the problems that the phone answerers cannot solve.
- If I were actually able to suggest to questioners and answerers that they keep their questions and answers succinct, question time would be over in about 20 minutes.
- There are some queries that we answerers of questions on the story of the English language get asked more often than others.
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- The point of these answerless questions is that there are no answers.
- It offers grounding, substance and confidence to live with the answerless questions posed by human suffering.
- The answerless riddle of modern broadcasting crackled through dusty loudspeakers and across the jam-packed midway of the 33rd annual Fringe Festival.
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