• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Responsal Answerable.
    • Responsal One who is answerable or responsible.
    • Responsal Response.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It has been suggested that shepherds are responsible for inventing the game golf. It is said that they used to use their staffs to hit the stones
    • responsal Answerable; responsible.
    • n responsal Response; answer; especially, a liturgical response.
    • n responsal In the Roman empire, a representative of a foreign church or prelate, who resided at the capital and conducted negotiations on ecclesiastical matters; an apocrisiary.
    • n responsal A proctor for a monastery or for a member of it before the bishop.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Americans are responsible for generating roughly 20% percent of the garbage in the world
    • Responsal a liturgical response: a proctor for a monastery
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  • Virginia Woolf
    “Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do.”
  • Jules Ormont
    Jules Ormont
    “A great leader never sets himself above his followers except in carrying responsibilities.”
  • Richard Bach
    “The way to avoid responsibility is to say, I've got responsibilities.”
  • Louise L. Hay
    Louise L. Hay
    “We are each responsible for all of our experiences.”
  • H. L. Hunt
    H. L. Hunt
    “Each is responsible for his own actions.”
  • Stanislaw J. Lec
    Stanislaw J. Lec
    “No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf.LL. resposalis,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. respondēre, responsumre-, back, spondēre, to promise.


In literature:

The authority of the government is limited only by its direct and complete responsibility to the people.
"The Spirit of American Government" by J. Allen Smith
It is for him to see that the thing is properly done; for the whole responsibility rests on him at last.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
It seemed to me that I had grown five years older in a single day, and I felt a new responsibility in living.
"A Romantic Young Lady" by Robert Grant
They must be trusted with more responsibility if they are to acquire the sense of responsibility.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
If God is responsible for man's existence, God is responsible for man's act.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
We've bound ourselves to be responsible for this child's whole future.
"Turn About Eleanor" by Ethel M. Kelley
Thus, if it had done nothing else to him, the Service for Men could be held responsible for throwing that meeting with Violet much too late.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
The actual reorganization of human nature takes place in response to the folkways and mores, the traditions and conventions, of the group.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Letters sent home remained without response.
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
This job required less men than reaping, hence a part of our hands were paid off, only the more responsible ones were retained.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
She had no response, no being towards him.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Then, too, missionaries and responsible Indian Christians are not everywhere.
"Lotus Buds" by Amy Carmichael
The Graduate School, Faculty Responsibility, and the Training of University Teachers.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
He'd feel a great responsibility if you didn't turn up for the ghost-hunt.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
There was no responsive smile on Minky's face.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
Upon the women of Denver, therefore, was imposed a triple share of responsibility.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Responsibilities grow out of rights and powers.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
How can he know that he is responsible for his limitations?
"Euthenics, the science of controllable environment" by Ellen H. Richards
It was not even intellect or civil responsibility.
"Command" by William McFee
In the end they all resolve themselves into a question of ultimate responsibility.
"The Irish Constitution" by Darrell Figgis

In poetry:

The forest did his wants supply,
Content he was with nature's scheme;
For, fail'd the woods to satisfy,
There came response from lake or stream.
"The Indian" by Thomas Frederick Young
She wept; then raised her head, and swung
The aged wheel with whispering whir;
And as it turned, it softly sung
(In fancy) this response to her:—
"The Dreaming Wheel" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
'Tis said but a name is friendship,
Soulless, and shallow, and vain;
That the human heart ne'er beats in response,
Or echoes sweet sympathy's strain.
"Lines To Mrs. Isabel Peace" by Mary Weston Fordham
The hollow cave, that once hath known
Echo's lone voice, can ne'er forget--
But gives--though parting years have flown--
The wild responsive cadence yet.
"To A Lady Who Had Been Singing" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
They've pow'r to thrill the human soul,
As on the shore they break so madly,
The spirit, bounding, hears their roll,
And speaks responsive, wildly, gladly.
"By The Lake" by Thomas Frederick Young
Sweet is the voice of Friendship to the ear,
Sweet is Affection's mildly-beaming eye,
Sweet the applause which flows from lips sincere,
And sweet is Pity's soft responsive sigh!
"Elegy On Sophia Graham" by Matilda Betham

In news:

Staff reports, Center for Responsive Politics The Washington Post.
Texas Gov Rick Perry speaks at The Response at Houston's Reliant Stadium on Saturday.
Jeff Neely, the GSA official responsible for the $820,000 bash.
Bishop Corletta Vaughn, Chief Apostle , Held Personally Responsible for Ministry's Payroll Withholding.
And Top Secret America as she investigates the massive, unwieldy, top-secret world the government has created in response to 9/11.
Romney's praise of Chicago mayor draws snarky response.
Sacramento mayor's top aide responsible for oversight of appointee 's credit card use.
An Israeli air strike Wednesday killed the head of Hamas' military wing, the first attack in a broader military operation against terrorist targets in response to an increase in rockets fired on Israel from Gaza.
No Responses to " Apron ".
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza have drawn a more muted response from Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi than Hamas might have hoped for.
Vancouver will be responsible to find money to landscape it.
Thanks to those of you who flattered me with email and Facebook responses to my recent posts (response to Jonah Goldberg and original post) on Marriage Statism vs Health Care Statism .
If candidates must take responsibility for their ads, donors should take responsibility for their gifts.
In its October issue, Response announced and spotlighted the three finalists and winner of the inaugural Direct Response Marketing Alliance (DRMA) Marketer of the Year Award.
Sport mode stiffens the suspension for better response and also enhances throttle and steering responsiveness.

In science:

IV the dynamic linear response is given, and in Sec. V the corresponding results for the third-order nonlinear response are derived.
Dynamics of relaxor ferroelectrics
However, if the limit h0 → 0 is taken next, the response function sticks to eχ(x, z = ∞), which is not the linear response function of the pure model.
Off equilibrium response function in the one dimensional random field Ising model
The thick solid line shows the pure linear response result for the Poisson case. (b) as in (a), but with the Poisson theory subtracted (linear response, packed into an exponential).
A random matrix formulation of fidelity decay
In the absence of generalized synchronization between the drive x(t) and response u(t) systems, the phase tra jectories of the response u(t) and auxiliary v(t) systems share the same chaotic attractor but are otherwise unrelated.
Intermittent generalized synchronization in unidirectionally coupled chaotic oscillators
The presence of GS between the drive and response systems implies the complete synchronization between the response and auxiliary systems.
Intermittent generalized synchronization in unidirectionally coupled chaotic oscillators
The Tonry et al. (2003) Z -band response curve is as presented in that paper, and the SuprimeCam z ′ system response was provided by H.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
Thus, the identity of states of the response and auxiliary systems upon termination of the transient process is a criterion for the existence of GS between the drive and response chaotic systems.
Generalized Synchronization in Ginzburg-Landau Equations with Local Coupling
The analysis follows a similar reasoning—albeit different in the details—as the one used for randomized response techniques, particularly as shown in Chaudhuri and Mukerjee (1988) for vector responses.
Negative Surveys
Direct response surveys as well as randomized response techniques require presenting all categories to the interviewee—for only one choice is true.
Negative Surveys
The dependence of the calorimeter response, leakage fraction and relative energy resolution, s/response, on the distance d from the sector border, for S1 and S2 sectors are shown in Figure 18.
First performance studies of a prototype for the CASTOR forward calorimeter at the CMS experiment
To probe the dynamical response of an interacting quantum many-body system one typically investigates its response to an externally applied time-dependent force that perturbs the system slightly away from equilibrium.
Order-Parameter Correlation Functions in Quantum Critical Phenomena
The two-point time-dependent correlation function (TPCF) is the quantity which encodes the physical response of the system to that perturbation in linear response theory .
Order-Parameter Correlation Functions in Quantum Critical Phenomena
Thermal Response of Antenna Components From the continuously monitored temperatures Ti of the antenna components [i] and the ambient air temperature TA we determined the thermal response β i using the relation ∆Ti = β i ∆TA , with ∆Ti and ∆TA the daily amplitude of the respective temperature.
Mechanical Measurements of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
We also note that when using xi to reconstruct the data point yi , we must also store the mixture component which is responsible for generating xi , or, more preferably, the posterior responsibility of each mixture for the i−th observation.
Bayesian Nonlinear Principal Component Analysis Using Random Fields
According to this definition, the SP response profile consists of nonincriminating (i.e., no ) responses only.
Accounting for self-protective responses in randomized response data from a social security survey using the zero-inflated Poisson model