• WordNet 3.6
    • n answerer someone who responds
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: About 30% of American admit to talking to their dogs or leaving messages on their answering machines for their dogs while they are away
    • n Answerer One who answers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If you take any number, double it, add 10, divide by 2, and subtract your original number, the answer will always be 5.
    • n answerer One who answers; in school disputations, the respondent, that is, one who takes the initiative by propounding a thesis which he undertakes to maintain and defend against the objections of the opponents. See respondent.
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  • Denis Waitley
    “Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.”
  • Ivan Turgenev
    Ivan Turgenev
    “However much you knock at nature's door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words.”
  • Henry Brooks Adams
    “Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.”
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    “Never answer a question from a farmer.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “When they call the roll in the Senate, the senators do not know whether to answer present or not guilty.”
  • St. Teresa of Avila
    “Answered prayers cause more tears than those that remain unanswered.”


Answers on a postcard - This idiom can be used to suggest that the answer to something is very obvious or that the person would really like to hear what people think.


In literature:

How shall I answer this question?
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The answer to this remark is exceedingly simple.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
Don't you, Sir, put questions to me that you know I will answer truly, though my answer were ever so much to enrage you.
"Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
In the one envelope was the prayer; in the other the answer.
"The Wonders of Prayer" by Various
Her uncle Harlowe's cruel answer, in answer to her's to her mother, No.
"Clarissa, Volume 7" by Samuel Richardson
But we will put something down, by your leave,' they answered.
"The Castle Inn" by Stanley John Weyman
A plain Answer, with a Denial in it, is looked upon as Pride, and a civil Answer as a Promise.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Her pathetic and noble answer.
"Clarissa, Or The History Of A Young Lady, Volume 8" by Samuel Richardson
Joseph felt the reproof bitterly, but he did not know how to answer his father and he was grateful to his grandmother for her answer.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
Do not speak harshly to anyone; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way.
"Sacred Books of the East" by Various
II Penseroso (in his personal role) has glided into a buoyant, rollicking Allegro with joyous answer.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp
He answered that I was welcome, and asked me many questions about the king my master, to which I gave fit answers.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX." by Robert Kerr
An answer that shook him, for it was the last answer he would have expected.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
In answer to this Lord Hampstead was eloquent and argumentative.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
Jim deigned no answer, but drank the liquor down, and set the glass forcefully upon the counter.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
Then she felt a little sorry she had asked it, for a sound like annoyance came in the answer.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
She answered at once, and if her emotion was apparent in her answer, so also was her smile, which displeased Franco.
"The Patriot" by Antonio Fogazzaro
It must, however, be acknowledged that it not only required no answer, but that it even refused to be answered.
"Rachel Ray" by Anthony Trollope
She answered, not knowing what she answered.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
He answered, At a thing that I have heard and seen; but I cannot reveal it; for if I did, I should die.
"The Thousand and One Nights, Vol. I." by Anonymous

In poetry:

From the cliff each lively note
Echoing resounded,
As it were the dead man's throat
Answering strains had sounded.
"The Postilion" by Nikolaus Lenau
The Angel answered gently:
“O Soul most pure and dear,
O Soul most tried and truest,
They dwelling is not here!
"The Martyr" by Victor James Daley
By this Name do I answer yes --
Word beautiful and true.
By this I'll sew the bridal dress
I shall put on for you.
"The Name" by Anna Hempstead Branch
"Consider, ere you answer me,
How many blessings are procured
By riches, and how much endured
By chilling poverty."
"The Offer" by Charles Lamb
To every doubt, in thee my heart
An answer hopes to find;
In every gladness, Lord, thou art,
The deeper joy behind.
"A Book of Dreams: Part I" by George MacDonald
It died upon the eye and ear,
No inward answer gaining;
No heart had I to see or hear
The discord and the staining.
"Burns" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

And my question was answered.
Emilio Santiago might be described as a Brazilian answer to Johnny Mathis.
In my family, that's the correct answer when offered a choice of things to eat.
A two-year bill isn't the answer to the need for a long-term transportation bill, but it's better than short-term extension after short-term extension.
During our online chat (most Mondays at 2 p.m.), you ask and we answer your travel questions -- mostly.
"I'm running on my daddy's name," he answered instantly.
A shooting early this morning at JJ's Cocktail Lounge on Muldoon has left two people wounded and two people dead, the Anchorage Police are looking for suspects and answers.
A culture of corruption at Baruch business school was so pervasive that grad students openly cheated and a professor gave out answers during an exam, claim four ex-students who intend to sue the city.
The cell phone in John Calipari's bag makes a noise and he says with a sly grin that it's his Twitter account going off and he needs to answer it.
Camp Bastion families want answers about Afghanistan.
Camp Bastion families want answers.
While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boozes it up in Australia and the Pentagon grapples with more floozy eruptions, outraged military families are still waiting for answers about the forgotten 9/14 attack on Camp Bastion .
Lightheartedly I've asked them, before the Mayan apocalypse, for the one burning question that they'd like to see answered before the cataclysm.
That question has had as many answers as the numbers of people who have responded.
When I find a student who has a correct answer, I have them say it aloud, and then I have a student sitting close repeat the answer.

In science:

Hence, we below encode potential counterexamples, i.e., answer sets of extended programs, and (non-)dominance of a candidate answer set in disjunctive ASP without taking advantage of default negation (used in meta.lp).
Complex Optimization in Answer Set Programming
When considering the encoding part in Listing 3 in isolation, it like meta.lp describes answer sets of a reified program, and bot is derived only if there is no such answer set.
Complex Optimization in Answer Set Programming
Along with saturation (in metaD.lp), this implies that a candidate answer set (constructed via the rules in meta.lp) is accepted only if there is no dominating counterexample, thus selecting exactly the optimal answer sets of an input program.
Complex Optimization in Answer Set Programming
Computing preferred answer sets by meta-interpretation in answer set programming.
Complex Optimization in Answer Set Programming
An affirmative answer to Problem 1 yields an affirmative answer to the following problem.
The Correlation Numerical Range of a Matrix and Connes' Embedding Problem
Let’s answer this question. The answer to the second question will be given while discussing local processes (Part 2).
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
However, these works provide only a partial answer to Q.1) (local isospectrality ) and no answer for Q.2). A complete solution has been given only recently by the author and M.
Space-adiabatic theory for random-Landau Hamiltonian: results and prospects
Of course, a negative answer to this question would imply a negative answer to Question 1.1.
On the density of triangles and squares in regular finite and unimodular random graphs
Although the answer to (1) is ultimately related to the answer to (2), we will first focus on (1) as it is easier.
Recent progress on the Random Conductance Model
Bernoulli(p) random variables ¯X = (Xi )N i=1 , so that is gets its i-th query answered positively if Xi = 1 and answered negatively otherwise, the so obtained graph is clearly distributed according to G(n, p).
The phase transition in random graphs - a simple proof
Then |∆S ∪ U | = k , and thus the algorithm got exactly k positive answers to its queries to random variables Xi during the epoch, with each positive answer being responsible for revealing a new vertex of C , after the first vertex of C was put into U in the beginning of the epoch.
The phase transition in random graphs - a simple proof
If ϕ contains no equality for SA, the answer on D∗ is exactly same as the answer on D.
Randomization Resilient To Sensitive Reconstruction
Let oi be the true answer and let o′ i be the noisy answer for Qi , i = 1, 2. 1 .
Randomization Resilient To Sensitive Reconstruction
We state this kind of non-redundancy as the fact that the answer to a proposed implication is not predetermined by the current knowledge or by the answers given so far.
A General Form of Attribute Exploration
Notice that, unlike the answer provided by GeoGebra, the answer provided by Sage is not only based on symbolic computations but also completely general.
Automatic Deduction in Dynamic Geometry using Sage