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The BLS says there is no right answer for when to start counting.Vice presidential debate: Highlights and fact-checks|Colby Itkowitz, Anne Gearan, Matt Viser, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|October 8, 2020|Washington Post
The answer is we’d have to do something about burning fossil fuels.The Greening of Antarctica - Issue 90: Something Green|Marissa Grunes|October 7, 2020|Nautilus
For Shu Yang, professor of material science at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Center for Analyzing Evolved Structures as Optimized Products, the answer to this urban heat problem is biomimetic design on the city scale.Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Environmentalism - Issue 90: Something Green|Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay|October 7, 2020|Nautilus
Looking at the corresponding answers can also tell you about what kind of content Google considers worthy of surfacing as well as who your competitors may be.‘People Also Ask’ boxes: Tips for ranking, optimizing and tracking|George Nguyen|October 7, 2020|Search Engine Land
The answer to this age-old question could reveal a little bit about your personality, some research shows.
We need to recover and grow the idea that the proper answer to bad speech is more and better speech.
Take the chief metric of the war in Vietnam—body counts, which ultimately did not answer whether the strategy was working.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This reporter knocked at the Wilkins home on Tuesday morning but received neither an answer nor the business end of a shotgun.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods|James Higdon|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They already know the answer, but they know by feigning ignorance they can create all this debate about it.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The best answer Sutton offers is a statement by the preacher John Roach Stratton back in 1918.
The Goliath wouldn't answer; the Dublin said the force was coming off, and we could not get into touch with the soldiers at all.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
I stooped down and asked him how he felt himself, but he made no answer, and evidently did not recollect me.
To answer the last question, Why people are not equally supplied?
The sailors were all in amazement, and asked me a thousand questions, which I had no inclination to answer.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
Hys ignored the acid tone of her answer and sat down on the couch next to them.Sense of Obligation|Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
British Dictionary definitions for answer
- a party's written reply to his opponent's interrogatories
- (in divorce law) the respondent's written reply to the petition
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- answer back
- answer for
- answer to
- know all the answers
- take no for an answer