• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Respondence The act of responding; the state of being respondent; an answering. "The angelical soft trembling voice made
      To the instruments divine respondence meet."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • n respondence The state or character of being respondent; also, the act of responding or answering; response.
    • n respondence Correspondence; agreement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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    • ns Respondence act of responding: reply:
    • ns Respondence (Spens.) correspondence
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  • Lou Holtz
    “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
  • Norman Vincent Peale
    “The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.”
  • Lou Holtz
    “How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.”
  • James Allen
    “No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that is his heart which is capable of responding to it”
  • Woody Allen
    “I don't respond well to mellow, you know what I mean, I have a tendency to... if I get too mellow, I ripen and then rot.”
  • Richard M. DeVos
    Richard M. DeVos
    “Life... It tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself to meet our expectations.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. respondēre, responsumre-, back, spondēre, to promise.


In literature:

If we do this, without doubt God will quickly respond.
"The Pursuit of God" by A. W. Tozer
Colonel Butler did not respond.
"The Flag" by Homer Greene
Wilhelmine responded readily to Madame de Ruth.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
You have a soul that responds to all beauty in art or nature.
"Patty's Friends" by Carolyn Wells
Also, you know with what pleasure and readiness I should have responded to your invitation if I had been in London.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
In some wonder Mr. Orr responded, and with him the hardware merchant.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
Hugh Ritson responded briefly.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
The British guns promptly began to blaze on the enemy, who very briskly responded.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
Elizabeth, too embarrassed to respond, remained silent.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
Now, however, she responded warmly to his charm, felt the sincerity of his sympathy.
"No Clue" by James Hay

In poetry:

No, no; the words I will not say
With the responding folk;
I at his feet a heart would lay,
Not shoulders for a yoke.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
And alas! how many thousands
Have responded to that call,
Whose forgotten corpses moulder
By the still beleaguered wall!
"Discouragement" by John Lawson Stoddard
Oh not alone, high o'er our reach,
Our joys and griefs beyond!
To him 'tis joy divine to teach
Where human hearts respond;
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
And but responded to my call,
And only felt and fed my need,
Because She doth the same for all
Who to her pity turn and plead.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Thus lightly to my love, I spake,
And she responded lightly, too,
And by my side her place did take,
Her young heart gladden'd by the view.
"A Sunset" by Thomas Frederick Young
And when the perfect rose of June
Responded to the golden noon,
My heart's deep core, suffused with bliss,
Broke into flower beneath thy kiss.
"Lines" by Mathilde Blind

In news:

Jay-Z responded ot Beanie 's comments during a press.
Raleigh County deputies responded to a shooting on Cohen Street Sunday to find that Danny Kennedy, 54, had been shot once and taken to an area hospital, where he died.
How you should respond to a beggar on the street.
Aiken County fire crews are responding to a house fire near Belvedere .
15 pm, North Augusta Public Safety responded to a shooting in front of Quick Cash Title Pawn, 429 E Martintown Road, according to an e-mail from Lt Tim Thornton.
You responded in droves—for the 24th year in a row.
To which the president responded, yes.
Respondents to CIO Insight's survey of IT spending plans say they're cutting back in 2003.
55 pm Wednesday, police responded to a call from the CVS in the 800 block of University City Boulevard for a reported robbery, a news release said.
Gloucester Township Police were responding to the area of Jersey Devil Tattooing for a reported altercation in the parking lot.
The mayor should have responded appropriately and aggressively for the betterment of New York.
HUMBOLDT – Responding to a state agency's concerns about grant management, the county's District Attorney has called for an investigation that's focusing on the actions of one of his employees.
Wednesday's Readers' Page centerpiece: Camillus Middle School sixth-graders respond to commentary by Timothy D Bunn .
Since we are being asked to again support another utility tax, is it too much to expect police to again respond to burglaries.
CANTON – Responding to a tip of suspicious activity Tuesday, Canton Village Police and the St Lawrence County Drug Task Force busted up a methamphetamine lab and arrested three people.

In science:

It is clear from these plots that the accretion rates respond much more strongly to the age of the inner stellar population.
Ongoing Formation of Bulges and Black Holes in the Local Universe: New Insights from GALEX
This paper has demonstrated that this is feasible – Prawn is a fully-functional tool that responds to the needs of early protocol evaluation.
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11
Instead, they absorb an undetermined number of cycles, and respond then with some bulk transition.
Quantum complimentarity, erasers and photons
The responder is allowed to lie at most k times during the game.
A simple solution to Ulam's liar game with one lie
Thus responder can ensure that the final state has weight greater than one.
A simple solution to Ulam's liar game with one lie