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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANSWERED

"But in a maiden it would be less seemly," answered Philothea.

"Flattery to ourselves does not change the nature of what is wrong," answered Philothea.

"He asked me if I liked white kids," answered the blushing peasant.

"His countenance and his voice troubled me, like the presence of evil," answered Philothea.

"The beauty that lies within has ever a mysterious power," answered Plato.

Hester had seen him from the window, and she answered the bell herself.

"Six hundred and thirty-five dollars," answered Robert, producing it.

Birkenholt, sir,” answered Ambrose, “but our uncle is Harry Randall.

To the porter who answered his ring he handed the message to be put off at the first stop.

"There's not much variety," he answered, with a convincing droop of depression.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.