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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANSWERS

All these answers, were in truth no replies at all, for they did not disprove the facts.

In his reply he placed, point by point, the answers in the scales along with his own accusations.

I now send you copies of my letters to my uncles: with their answers.

Answers not dissimilar have been given before by other artists in like case.

Occasionally biscuits and game have been mentioned in the answers.

Catechization is not a method of instruction by means of questions and answers.

Can anyone assert that our connexion with Athens answers to this description?

But there were other letters and other answers which she had not shown.

And so if he be but silent, I am not angry with him that he answers it not.

If you can solve the problems, will you send me the answers by the first post?

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.