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Ask the young noble, who has been to him as a father; and his response will be 'Anaxagoras.'

Certain faculties develop in response to the pressure of environment.

Receiving no response she knocked again, this time with more force.

By response to response we spin round a friend the age-web which lengthens into the death-web.

She could not allude to such things without at least a possibility of response.

To the whole audience, in response to the laughter sure to ensue.

And always, in response to every argument, Mary shook her head in negation.

But the confident tone brought no response of agreement from Mary.

The nurses read the response a little slowly, as if they, too, were weary.

In response to cards, I get "regrets," or women simply stay away.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French respons (Modern French réponse) and directly from Latin responsum "an answer," noun use of neuter past participle of respondere "to respond" (see respond).

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