Definitions

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  • verb archaic Second-person singular simple present form of answer.

Etymologies

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answer + -est

Examples

  • Prince raised his eyes heavenwards and cried, “O Thou who answerest the necessitous when he calleth upon Thee and dispellest his distress; O my God! grant me victory over my foe and turn him from me, for Thou over all things art Almighty.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Thou answerest me, as if it were a yeare or two past, since so foule abuses were by thee committed, and they almost quite out of thy remembrance.

    The Decameron

  • “Lord, I came to thee to inquire concerning my voice, but thou answerest me other things which are not possible, bidding me go as a settler to Libya; but with what power, or with what force of men should I go?”

    The History of Herodotus

  • “Thou hast done the business really well, but I cannot give my daughter away; thou must now watch a night by the youngest princess, and then I will consider with myself whether thou canst have my second daughter to wife, but I shall come every hour myself, and when I call thee answer me, and if I call thee and thou answerest not, thy blood shall flow for me.”

    Household Tales

  • Thee, and at once answerest all, though on manifold matters they ask Thy counsel.

    The Confessions

  • Thou answerest clearly, though all do not hear in clarity.

    Confessions and Enchiridion, newly translated and edited by Albert C. Outler

  • Everywhere and at once, O Truth, thou guidest all who consult thee, and simultaneously answerest all even though they consult thee on quite different things.

    Confessions and Enchiridion, newly translated and edited by Albert C. Outler

  • When He had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Why answerest Thou the high priest so?

    The Gospel of John for Readers

  • When He had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Why answerest Thou the high priest so?

    The Gospel of John for Readers

  • When He had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Why answerest Thou the high priest so?

    The Gospel of John for Readers

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