Alex didn't answer and it went to his voice mail, so she left a message.
If she does not know the answer to a question, she guesses with mischievous assurance.
He put her answer down in his note book.
True, but her answer left Carmen's stomach tied in a knot.
In order to answer her questions, I have been obliged to read a great deal about animals.
That wasn't going to be the answer, and he must know that by now.
He said, but didn't answer my question.
And my system will come back with a single answer, something like, You should go to Tommaso's on Kearny Street.
You will answer for it, Captain.
How will you answer him?
Accountability must be at as low a level as possible, so that if government officials mess up, they answer to constituents in their locality.
"Beautiful," said the doctor in answer to a remark about the weather.
The answer was as obvious as it was embarrassing.
"I remember you didn't answer," she said dryly.
No matter how often she asked herself the question, the answer remained elusive.
I'm not sure she knows the answer herself but a lot of marriages are built on far less.
The implied answer: everything.
There was only one answer, of course.
Connie contemplated the answer and nodded.
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.
Martha jumped to answer it with Betsy following.
"Herself," came the answer in a rough voice, and Marya Dmitrievna entered the room.
At first his mother tried to answer all his questions.
Answer me these questions, and then perhaps I may look at your bawbles and find them ornamental.
The coachman made no answer, but drove onward.
The answer surprised her, but for some reason she was sure he wouldn't hit her.
Whatever the reason, she felt compelled to answer flippantly.
He shook his head, declining to answer until he had swallowed the food in his mouth.
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.
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.
"Yes, I am well," he said in answer to Pierre's question, and smiled.
Timokhin looked about in confusion, not knowing what or how to answer such a question.
Natasha watched him with an intent gaze that confused him, as if she were trying to find in his face the answer to some question.
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.
The answer came to her so quickly that it brought a smile to her lips.
"I won't answer such a foolish question," asserted Eureka, with a snarl.
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.
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.
I wake terror-stricken with the words ringing in my ears, "An answer or your life!"
And scarcely had she put that question than God gave her the answer in her own heart.
He looked intently and inquiringly into his friend's eyes, evidently trying in vain to find the answer to some question.
Prince Andrew, however, did not answer that voice and went on dreaming of his triumphs.
There was no answer to any of these questions, except one, and that not a logical answer and not at all a reply to them.
To Pierre's inquiries as to what he must do and how he should answer, Willarski only replied that brothers more worthy than he would test him and that Pierre had only to tell the truth.
Pierre tried several times to speak, but, on one hand, Prince Vasili did not let him and, on the other, Pierre himself feared to begin to speak in the tone of decided refusal and disagreement in which he had firmly resolved to answer his father-in-law.
In answer to Rostov's inquiry where he was going, he answered vaguely and crossly that he had some business.
I shall answer for it and not you, and you'd better not buzz about here till you get hurt.
In answer to Rostov's renewed questions, Denisov said, laughing, that he thought he remembered that some other fellow had got mixed up in it, but that it was all nonsense and rubbish, and he did not in the least fear any kind of trial, and that if those scoundrels dared attack him he would give them an answer that they would not easily forget.
On Rostov's inquiry as to how the matter stood, he at once produced from under his pillow a paper he had received from the commission and the rough draft of his answer to it.
Pierre did not answer him and asked briefly whether his proposal would be accepted.
Before the countess could answer, Prince Andrew entered the room with an agitated and serious face.
Daniel did not answer, but winked instead.
"Uncle" did not answer, but smiled.
The countess had written direct to Julie's mother in Moscow suggesting a marriage between their children and had received a favorable answer from her.
They did not answer but began to laugh.
"I don't know how to answer your question," he said, blushing without knowing why.
Natasha kept turning to Helene and to her father, as if asking what it all meant, but Helene was engaged in conversation with a general and did not answer her look, and her father's eyes said nothing but what they always said: Having a good time?
In answer to the count's inquiries she replied that things were all right and that she would tell about it next day.
"Don't answer like that, my good girl!" she said.
After reading the letter Natasha sat down at the writing table to answer it.
Natasha did not answer her questions.
"Didn't I explain to you that I have come to this conclusion: if this marriage is invalid," he went on, crooking one finger, "then I have nothing to answer for; but if it is valid, no matter!
"But how get married?" said Pierre, in answer to Marya Dmitrievna.
"I shan't be violent, don't be afraid!" said Pierre in answer to a frightened gesture of Anatole's.
In answer to Toll, Paulucci suggested an advance and an attack, which, he urged, could alone extricate us from the present uncertainty and from the trap (as he called the Drissa camp) in which we were situated.
Then it occurred to him: if the answer to the question were contained in his name, his nationality would also be given in the answer.
I don't know, I am very far from having military tastes, but in these times no one can answer for himself.
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.
Pierre did not answer and left Rostopchin's room more sullen and angry than he had ever before shown himself.
Gerasim, that sallow beardless old man Pierre had seen at Torzhok five years before with Joseph Bazdeev, came out in answer to his knock.
Let him answer us!
Pierre did not answer, but looked cordially into the Frenchman's eyes whose expression of sympathy was pleasing to him.
Sonya's letter written from Troitsa, which had come as an answer to Nicholas' prayer, was prompted by this: the thought of getting Nicholas married to an heiress occupied the old countess' mind more and more.
It was evident that any answer would lead to conviction.
Again he replied that he could not answer it.
And he immediately gave himself the answer: Well, I shall live.
To that question, "What for?" a simple answer was now always ready in his soul: "Because there is a God, that God without whose will not one hair falls from a man's head."
Natasha looked at him, and by way of answer to his words her eyes widened and lit up.
The universal historians give contradictory replies to that question, while the historians of culture evade it and answer something quite different.
From this fundamental difference between the view held by history and that held by jurisprudence, it follows that jurisprudence can tell minutely how in its opinion power should be constituted and what power-- existing immutably outside time--is, but to history's questions about the meaning of the mutations of power in time it can answer nothing.
You answer me, but you don't hear me.
I suspect I'd have a lot of young men to answer to if anything happened to you out here.
An answer was impossible, even if she could stop coughing long enough.
The doorbell rang and she felt a rush of panic when she heard Sarah answer the door.
She was eager to answer our questions and invited us into the building.
"The answer is apples and oranges to me," Quinn said.
I'm a scientist and if I don't know an answer, I seek counsel from sharper brains.
After all, tomorrow would answer the question.
It described how Timothy's mother had left her son in their enclosed yard to answer a phone call.
I just know I'll burst into tears or not know how to answer if they ask questions.
"Nightmare," was his answer to my unasked question.
When I didn't answer, he continued.
When I didn't answer, he chuckled.
Part of me was hesitant to answer but something in the old man's voice gave me confidence he possessed no untoward ambitions.
I'm as curious by nature as the next person, probably even more so, but to answer your question; no.
We showed his picture around but the best answer was he looked familiar.
No details yet, Before I could answer, I was interrupted by a scream from my wife that sent chills down my spine.
To answer your question, no, I didn't go there; it's the final present from a gone-forever boyfriend.
How are the other people who answer the tip lines taking it?
I can answer no, without a doubt.
Are you sure you want me to answer your question?
"Consider your answer unchanged," I said.
Betsy didn't answer but she seemed at least partially placated by what was, at best, a half-truth.
Why should she answer the door?
Before I could answer Jackson, he began questioning.
Later. Now, just help me out and answer a few questions.
I didn't answer and instead requested he have Quinn or Martha call me as soon as they get in.
"How did he find Howie?" before I could answer she asked, "Did this all happen because of what I did?"
When I didn't answer immediately, she knew the answer.
I was a wreck when you didn't answer the phone.
Nobody could answer these questions.
"We don't know," was the answer, "but we saw her tracks down there by the brook.
Carl awoke with a start, and came quickly to answer the call.
The merchant and the fishermen waited impatiently till the answer came.
The emissaries, who themselves did not know the correct answer, were to bring the replies of the oracles back to the king.
It is a safe bet that no one has ever asked that question before, and yet this system is designed to answer it.
You need an answer to a basic question: "Where should I go for Italian food?"
He computed the answer in his head and recited the thirty-nine-digit answer in pounds.
A leader can only afford to let her people go hungry when she doesn't answer to them.
The full quote runs: "Necessitous men are not, truly speaking, free men, but, to answer a present exigency, will submit to any terms that the crafty may impose upon them."
My answer to that begins in the past, in the time of William Shakespeare.
Give Howard my love, and tell him to answer my letter.
And if anybody asks you, or if you ask yourself what God is, answer, "God is Love."
That is the beautiful answer which the Bible gives.
You must have wondered why your letter has not had an answer, and perhaps you have thought Teacher and me very naughty indeed.
I have only a few moments left in which to answer your questions about the "Helen Keller" Public Library.
If it happens to be blue, and you tell her so triumphantly, she is likely to answer, Thank you.
From the beginning, I HAVE MADE IT A PRACTICE TO ANSWER ALL HELEN'S QUESTIONS TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY IN A WAY INTELLIGIBLE TO HER, and at the same time truthfully.
But instantly she spelled the answer: "Fifteen threes make forty-five."
After talking about the various things that carpenters make, she asked me, "Did carpenter make me?" and before I could answer, she spelled quickly, "No, no, photographer made me in Sheffield."
Her mind works so rapidly, that it often happens, that when I give her an example she will give me the correct answer before I have time to write out the question.
In answer to my question she recited a part of the poem called 'Freaks of the Frost,' and she referred to a little piece about winter, in one of the school readers.
New experiences and events call forth new ideas and stir men to ask questions unthought of before, and seek a definite answer in the depths of human knowledge.
But I fear that he was not the wiser for all I told him, for every time I attempted to answer his questions he interrupted me by asking, "What do you do here?"
What answer did Novosiltsev get?
Tell me what this wretched war is for? she added, addressing Prince Vasili, and without waiting for an answer she turned to speak to his daughter, the beautiful Helene.
Pierre, not knowing whom to answer, looked at them all and smiled.
"How do you expect him to answer you all at once?" said Prince Andrew.
Well, what answer am I to take?
Sonya tried to lift her head to answer but could not, and hid her face still deeper in the bed.
"Remember that you will answer for the consequences," said Prince Vasili severely.
He waited a moment to see whether the cornet would answer, but he turned and went out of the corridor.
He did not know whom to answer, and for a few seconds collected his thoughts.
It seemed to Prince Andrew that the officer's remark was just and that really no answer could be made to it.
And as Princess Mary gave no answer, she left the room.
Rostov kept asking everyone he could stop, but got no answer from anyone.
The Emperor without waiting for an answer turned away and said to one of the officers as he went: Have these gentlemen attended to and taken to my bivouac; let my doctor, Larrey, examine their wounds.
If you won't answer, I'll tell you...
Pierre gave no answer, for he neither heard nor saw anything.
"One more question, Count," he said, "which I beg you to answer in all sincerity--not as a future Mason but as an honest man: have you renounced your former convictions--do you believe in God?"
Evidently this question presented itself to her mind for the first time and she did not know how to answer it.
In this question he saw subtle cunning, as men of his type see cunning in everything, so he frowned and did not answer immediately.
Dron made no answer but sighed deeply.
He was told that there in Perkhushkovo the earth trembled from the firing, but nobody could answer his questions as to who had won.
You must answer the chief.
Looking at his cold face, as he sat like a stern schoolmaster who was prepared to wait awhile for an answer, Pierre felt that every instant of delay might cost him his life; but he did not know what to say.
Again Pierre's negative answer seemed to distress him, and he hastened to add:
She felt that it was impossible to ask, or to answer, in words.
He did not answer and looked at her strangely, not understanding.
Remember that you have still to answer to our offended country for the loss of Moscow.
And without waiting for an answer from the sentinel, who had stepped aside, Dolokhov rode up the incline at a walk.
Possibly in answer to her prayers, the front of the car climbed into the air.
How could she answer them without implicating Yancey?
It is an answer engine, but one that attempts to answer questions that have never before been asked.
The answer was: You'll die and all will end.
In the first place, I tell you we have no right to question the Emperor about that, and secondly, if the Russian nobility had that right, the Emperor could not answer such a question.
That was the answer I got!
He finished and, getting up, embraced and kissed Pierre, who, with tears of joy in his eyes, looked round him, not knowing how to answer the congratulations and greetings from acquaintances that met him on all sides.
In answer to her response, his kiss lost its hesitancy and became ardent.
The answer came swiftly - because she no longer thought of him as adopted.
Without waiting for an answer, he turned to Cassie.
When I didn't answer, she added.
Mary studied her reflectively and finally spoke in a hushed tone, as if she didn't actually want to know the answer to her question.