How does an answer to a charge, an argument, or the like, differ from a reply or rejoinder?
What single definition would answer for either?
He answered with a ---- growl.
Prepositions: An answer in writing, or by word of mouth, to the question.
In deliberative assemblies a proposition presented or moved for acceptance is called a motion, and such a motion or other matter for consideration is known as the question, since it is or may be stated in interrogative form to be answered by each member with a vote of "aye" or "no;" a member is required to speak to the question; the chairman puts the question.
His call seemed to be answered from far and wide by the howling of wolves.
The answer of the girl was: "I wish he would strike me!"
She did not answer at once.
hypokrites, one who answers on the stage, an actor, especially a mimic actor) is one who acts a false part, or assumes a character other than the real.
I taughte this answer unto this knight, For which he plighted me his trothe there, The firste thing I would of him requere, He would it do, if it lay in his might.
I asked the dreamer this, and she answered without hesitation: "Hasn't the treatment made me as though I were born again?"
He answering spake “The cause why Heav’n our back toward his cope Reverses, shalt thou know: but me know first The successor of Peter, and the name And title of my lineage from that stream, That’ twixt Chiaveri and Siestri draws His limpid waters through the lowly glen.
"Thou dost not understand me, Sancho," said Don Quixote; "I only mean he must have made some compact with the devil to infuse this power into the ape, that he may get his living, and after he has grown rich he will give him his soul, which is what the enemy of mankind wants; this I am led to believe by observing that the ape only answers about things past or present, and the devil's knowledge extends no further; for the future he knows only by guesswork, and that not always; for it is reserved for God alone to know the times and the seasons, and for him there is neither past nor future; all is present.
I wish you had my seat, but I dare say you will not take it, let me press you ever so much;” and Miss Crawford could hardly answer before they were moving again at a good pace.
You are welcome to answer back any time you choose.
One question gives rise to another, one answer after another causes understanding, and understanding implies an ever-increasing interest.
How to face the lie itself can not be determined by means of training, but conscientious answers under examination can certainly be so acquired.
Answer up square now, and it 'll be the better for you."
answered Abou Hassan, raising his voice; but looking at the lady, he said, "Is it me you call the commander of the faithful?
Faint, far between, and monosyllabic were Nellie's replies, but soon the father knew she was answering through her tears.