Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Capability of being answered.
- n. The quality of being answerable or responsible; liability to be called to account; responsibility.
- n. The quality of being answerable or conformable; adaptability; agreement.
- n. The state or quality of being answerable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being answerable, liable, responsible, or correspondent.
- n. responsibility to someone or for some activity
“All those secret organizations, some which are overt, act for the interests of Zionism and under its directions, strive to demolish societies, to destroy values, to wreck answerableness, to totter virtues and to wipe out Islam.”
“By it is the law written in our hearts; that is, there is an answerableness in them unto all that the law of God requires.”
“This, therefore, is required unto our receiving the things of the Spirit of God in a due manner, -- namely, that we spiritually see and discern their answerableness unto the wisdom, goodness, and holiness of God; wherein lies the principal rest and satisfaction of them that really believe.”
“The best conjecture we can for the present make of what will be hereafter must be taken from what hath already come to pass; and the best guess of what events will be is to be raised from the consideration of what hath been, from a like disposition of causes to an answerableness of events.”
“That soul is desperately sick which has lost an abiding sense of the excellency of this holiness, in its answerableness unto the holiness and will of God.”
“Wherefore we are required to be holy, as the Lord our God is holy; and perfect, as our heavenly Father is perfect: which we could not be, but that in our holiness and perfection there is a resemblance and answerableness unto the holiness and perfection of God.”
“If there were no other ill effect, this kind of limitation would at least have the radical disadvantage of dulling the edge of responsibility, of deadening the sharp sense of personal answerableness either to a God, or to society, or to a man's own conscience and intellectual self-respect.”
“Is there an answerableness within to the law without?”
“There must be an answerableness in the frame of that man's heart that would be accepted of God, to the duties done by him; the spirit and affections within, must carry a proportion to his profession without; prayer without faith, obedience to the law given, without fear and holy reverence of the lawgiver, God abhors: acts of internal worship must answer the duties of external worship.”
“Now where there is no grace wrought in the heart, there can never be any proportion or answerableness in the frame of that man's heart, to the duties done by him.”
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