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He rattled his sword in its brazen scabbard, but it gave no answer back to him.

It was impossible not to answer back to that earnest affection he was expressing.

The little fishes of the sea, They sent an answer back to me.

Demoteles, who brings you this letter, will bring your answer back to us.

We shouted all the time; and by and by we got a faint kind of an answer back.

When I get the right kind of an answer back, Ill let you go—not before.

And the heart cannot answer back the intellect with arguments of language.

He proceeds to corporal punishment, exclaiming, "So you answer back, do you?"

I will not, she said firmly to herself, I will not answer back.

But if she could not answer back in public, at least she could answer back in private.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English andswaru "an answer, a reply," from and- "against" (see ante) + -swaru "affirmation," from swerian "to swear" (see swear), suggesting an original sense of "make a sworn statement rebutting a charge." A common Germanic compound (cf. Old Saxon antswor, Old Norse andsvar, Old Frisian ondser, Danish and Swedish ansvar), implying a Proto-Germanic *andswara-. Meaning "a reply to a question," the main modern sense, was present in Old English. Meaning "solution of a problem" is from c.1300.

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