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We need to recover and grow the idea that the proper answer to bad speech is more and better speech.
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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 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)
Other Idioms and Phrases with answer for
Take responsibility for, take charge of, as in The new alarm system has to answer for the security of the grounds. [Late 1200s]
Take the blame for, as in The kids who were caught shoplifting have a lot to answer for. [c. 1200]
To vouch for or sponsor someone, as in I'll answer for John as a reliable employee. [Early 1700s]