• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Responsion The act of answering.
    • Responsion (University of Oxford) The first university examination; -- called also little go. See under Little a.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Jewelers Tiffany & Co., based in New York, are responsible for making the Super Bowl trophy
    • n responsion The act of answering; answer; reply.
    • n responsion In ancient prosody: The metrical correspondence between strophe and antistrophe.
    • n responsion A formal correspondence between successive parts in dialogue.
    • n responsion plural The first examination which those students at Oxford have to pass who are candidates for the degree of B. A.
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  • Napoleon Hill
    “Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.”
  • Edith Hamilton
    Edith Hamilton
    “When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.”
  • Kahlil Gibran
    “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Friendship should be a responsibility, never an opportunity.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “The price of greatness is responsibility.”
  • Hubbell
    “Some people grow under responsibility, others merely swell.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. responsio,. See Respond


In literature:

When transplanted to the frontier industries, even such automatic jobs as bookkeeping take on new duties and responsibilities.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
He was responsible for keeping the peace of the hundred.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
The maintenance of a responsible ministry in such a House presented no difficulty to Mr. Hare.
"Proportional Representation Applied To Party Government" by T. R. Ashworth and H. P. C. Ashworth
Susan, at the head of the bridesmaids, kept the stern set face of one at grapple with awful responsibility.
"Jaffery" by William J. Locke
They are not responsible for the messages that are given them to carry.
"Outwitting Our Nerves" by Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
There is no other responsibility so great as the responsibility of fathers and mothers.
"Elements of Civil Government" by Alexander L. Peterman
Give responsibility and you will create responsibility.
"The Framework of Home Rule" by Erskine Childers
They are responsible also for acts of fraud.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
The teacher has perhaps scarcely realized her responsibilities or her opportunities in this matter.
"Vocational Guidance for Girls" by Marguerite Stockman Dickson
If the tasks and responsibilities are suited to the various ages, there will be no trouble about securing response.
"How to Teach Religion" by George Herbert Betts

In poetry:

You are just in prime, boys,
Life is on ahead,
Its responsibilities
Never learn to dread.
"A Chat With the Boys" by Frank Barbour Coffin
And as I clasp all this at once,
And feeling no alloy,
I teach my heart to give response
To each sweet call of joy.
"Summer Dreamings" by Alexander Anderson
"Still may my melting bosom cleave
To sufferings not my own;
And still the sigh responsive heave,
Where'er is heard a groan.
"Addressed To Miss Macartney, Afterwards Mrs. Greville, On Reading The Prayer For Indifference" by William Cowper
Responsive unto earnest prayers
Commingling love and penitence,
A blessing came--not unawares--
In new and strange experience.
"Receiving Sight" by Hattie Howard
"Lo, here I stand, at your command,
To chant your deeds, O king!"
And weapons clash and hauberks crash
Responsive to his string.
"The Bard Of Wales" by Janos Arany
The maiden has murmured in 'plaint so low,
While the tear trickled over a smile,
That scarcely a wo could be uttered, till "no,"
Was the heart's quick response, "I would not have him go—
The 'Annoyer' may linger awhile."
"The Mighty One" by David James Scott

In news:

Now here's the response you'll most often hear: abdominals .
Vancouver will be responsible to find money to landscape it.
The city of Vancouver will be responsible for finding money to landscape it, officials say.
M y gut response to the mention of barium is resentment.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Special Response Unit assisted in the search for suspects in a Pulaski County burglary.
Bad Religion wrote lyrics related to social responsibility.
I am in general agreement with Raphael Sassower's recent opinion piece on "looking outside the military for a brand," but his gratuitous comments about retired military people demand a response.
Mintegi said for many Basques , the independence drive is a response to the Spanish government's effort, under European Union prodding, to centralize authority and impose austerity and budget cutting on regional governments.
In response, the city built 19 bathhouses , where people could go to clean up.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing, which came only a day after the US announced it was sending more troops to Afghanistan.
President Obama conducts a Hurricane Sandy response meeting today at the White House, before - 7:04 am.
Linkedin CEO Jeff Weiner explains how he and founder Reid Hoffman split responsibilities at the company.
Batts critical of OPD response to Occupy protests.
"I know that I have changed, but the changes have been in response to the objective conditions," he told an interviewer in 1970.
Enlarge Joe Shine/For The Jersey Journal The Port Authority staged a mock accident on the Bayonne Bridge Sunday Oct 14, 2012 as part of an emergency response drill.

In science:

Although in this work we perform a DWIA analysis of the response functions, we may take advantage of the significant simplifications introduced within the plane wave impulse approximation (PWIA), where analytical expressions for the response functions can be obtained [30, 31].
Meson Exchange Currents in (e,e'p) recoil polarization observables
Here we analyze the thirteen responses defined in (48–50) which arise from the ejected nucleon polarization, plus the “fifth” response function W T L′ .
Meson Exchange Currents in (e,e'p) recoil polarization observables
We start our discussion with the effects of FSI on the polarized responses. A study of the dependence of the unpolarized responses on the particular FSI model was already presented in .
Meson Exchange Currents in (e,e'p) recoil polarization observables
Figure 4: The same as fig. 3 for the fifth and transferred polarized response functions (T ′ and T L′–type responses).
Meson Exchange Currents in (e,e'p) recoil polarization observables
Larger MEC effects are found for some of the induced polarized T L responses, particularly for W T L t where the ∆ current produces a very significant modification of the response, changing even its shape in the region close to p ∼ 100 MeV/c.
Meson Exchange Currents in (e,e'p) recoil polarization observables