My unspoken inner sorrows were then given to God, praying for answers, healing, and peace.
That's emblematic: the group's work is cut out for them, but thus far only raises more questions than it answers.
This answers the age-old conundrum: if an angry man delivers seething retorts to a quiet audience, will he make a soundbite?
Now her body has been found and police are searching for answers—but mainly finding more questions.
These questions were not broached, and it almost seemed as if the lawmakers were not even interested in the answers.
Come, you must let me speak for you, or at least interpret your answers to my own liking.
They are not questions, but answers, to the problem of life.
I appreciate your sympathy, but what I need is action and information and answers.
"No business at all," answers Eugene, with audacious frankness.
Perhaps the editor is waiting for his second edition before he answers that one.
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.
Old English answarian "to answer;" see answer (n.). Meaning "to respond in antiphony" is from early 15c.; that of "to be responsible for" is early 13c. Related: Answered; answering. The telephone answering machine is from 1961.