If she does not know the answer to a question, she guesses with mischievous assurance.
In order to answer her questions, I have been obliged to read a great deal about animals.
"I remember you didn't answer," she said dryly.
And my system will come back with a single answer, something like, You should go to Tommaso's on Kearny Street.
He said, but didn't answer my question.
"O Queen of Sheba, the bees have given you my answer," then said Solomon.
The implied answer: everything.
Answer me these questions, and then perhaps I may look at your bawbles and find them ornamental.
Everyone laughed, not at Marya Dmitrievna's answer but at the incredible boldness and smartness of this little girl who had dared to treat Marya Dmitrievna in this fashion.
Martha jumped to answer it with Betsy following.
It puts to rest many questions which he would otherwise be taxed to answer; while the only new question which it puts is the hard but superfluous one, how to spend it.
Connie contemplated the answer and nodded.
He shook his head, declining to answer until he had swallowed the food in his mouth.
This answer pleased the rich man so well that he bought Aesop at once, and took him to his home on the island of Samos.
If the tax-gatherer, or any other public officer, asks me, as one has done, "But what shall I do?" my answer is, "If you really wish to do anything, resign your office."
"Herself," came the answer in a rough voice, and Marya Dmitrievna entered the room.
Something about his flippant answer made her think he would be a master at verbal fencing.
As if in answer to her question, he dug a tin from his shirt pocket and handed it to her.
Wear this above your left ear if the answer is no - right if the answer is yes.
No matter how often she asked herself the question, the answer remained elusive.
For answer Zeb began to unfasten Jim's harness, strap by strap, and to buckle one piece to another until he had made a long leather strip that would reach to the ground.
Jim and the buggy followed, the old cab-horse being driven by Zeb while the Wizard stood up on the seat and bowed his bald head right and left in answer to the cheers of the people, who crowded thick about him.
At first his mother tried to answer all his questions.
If it was natural for Helen to ask such questions, it was my duty to answer them.
I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.
Then as if in answer to his doubts and to confirm the fact that now he understood and remembered everything, he nodded his head and reopened his eyes.
Timokhin looked about in confusion, not knowing what or how to answer such a question.
Whatever the reason, she felt compelled to answer flippantly.
That is the beautiful answer which the Bible gives.
You would be amused to see me hold a squealing pig in my arms, while Helen feels it all over, and asks countless questions--questions not easy to answer either.
But instantly she spelled the answer: "Fifteen threes make forty-five."
In this question he saw subtle cunning, as men of his type see cunning in everything, so he frowned and did not answer immediately.
The doctor insisted on the necessity of moving the prince; the provincial Marshal of the Nobility sent an official to Princess Mary to persuade her to get away as quickly as possible, and the head of the rural police having come to Bogucharovo urged the same thing, saying that the French were only some twenty-five miles away, that French proclamations were circulating in the villages, and that if the princess did not take her father away before the fifteenth, he could not answer for the consequences.
With just the same smile of agreement with which for fifteen years he had been accustomed to answer the old prince without expressing views of his own, he now replied to Princess Mary, so that nothing definite could be got from his answers.
Dron made no answer but sighed deeply.
This question suddenly presented itself to her, and in answer she saw him before her with the expression that was on his face as he lay in his coffin with his chin bound up with a white handkerchief.
He was told that there in Perkhushkovo the earth trembled from the firing, but nobody could answer his questions as to who had won.
And with this aim, in one of her talks with her Father Confessor, she insisted on an answer to the question, in how far was she bound by her marriage?
In answer to questions with which he was greeted, the courier made a despairing gesture with his hand and passed through the room.
If they're sent out and brought back again later on it will do no harm, but as things are now one can't answer for anything.
Klyucharev had his own sins to answer for without that and that is why he has been banished.
Pierre did not answer and left Rostopchin's room more sullen and angry than he had ever before shown himself.