Definitions of response

  1. a statement ( either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation; " I waited several days for his answer"; " he wrote replies to several of his critics"
  2. a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent; " a bad reaction to the medicine"; " his responses have slowed with age"
  3. the manner in which something is greeted; " she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"
  4. the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; " he growled his reply"
  5. a result; " this situation developed in response to events in Africa"
  6. a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister
  7. The act of responding.
  8. An answer or reply.
  9. Reply to an objection in formal disputation.
  10. The answer of the people or congregation to the priest or clergyman, in the litany and other parts of divine service.
  11. A kind of anthem sung after the lessons of matins and some other parts of the office.
  12. A repetition of the given subject in a fugue by another part on the fifth above or fourth below.
  13. See answer.
  14. The act of answering; reply; an act or feeling called forth by something; as, a response to an appeal for the Red Cross.
  15. The reaction of a muscle or other part to any stimulus.
  16. A reply: an oracular answer: the answer made by the congregation, the acolytes within the sanctuary, or the choir to the priest or minister during divine service: reply to an objection in a formal disputation.
  17. Answer; reply.
  18. An answer; reply.
  19. Reply; a reply; in the litany, the answer of the people or congregation to the priest; in the Rom. Cath. Church, a kind of anthem sung after the morning lesson.
  20. A reply or answer; an oracular answer; the answer of the people in certain parts of divine service; rejoinder.

Quotes of response

  1. The Christian response is contained in these two fundamental dogmas: that of the Trinity and that of the Incarnation. In the trinitarian dogma God is one, good, true, and beautiful because he is essentially Love, and Love supposes the one, the other, and their unity. – Hans Urs von Balthasar
  2. Honesty does not always bring a response of love, but it is absolutely essential to it. – Ray Blanton
  3. Faith is the response to something which is calling us from the timeless part of our reality. – Sydney Carter
  4. I believe the only measure of government response shouldn't be how much we spend on a situation, but rather how well we spend. – Chris Chocola
  5. The more a general is accustomed to place heavy demands on his soldiers, the more he can depend on their response – Karl Von Clausewitz
  6. Lorne finally said, Do the Blues Brothers thing. The response was amazing. People went nuts. – Steve Cropper
  7. But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response – Robert Kennedy
  8. I was surprised by the response of young people because there is a perception that those younger than the 1988 generation are not interested in politics. – Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
  9. It does me good to write a letter which is not a response to a demand, a gratuitous letter, so to speak, which has accumulated in me like the waters of a reservoir. – Henry Miller
  10. The right response to the non -problem of global warming is to have the courage to do nothing. – Christopher Monckton
  11. I would kill the clone. That would be my first response – Elizabeth Perkins
  12. I was proud to witness American Jewish organizations found the Save Darfur Coalition in June 2004 to mobilize a coordinated interfaith response to the ongoing humanitarian disaster. – Jan Schakowsky
  13. All of us want to see the details of any legislative plan if there's going to be a legislative response but Congress, I believe, is in the mood to do whatever it takes to win this war against terrorism. – Richard Shelby
  14. If you give your life as a wholehearted response to love, then love will wholeheartedly respond to you. – Marianne Williamson

Usage examples for response

  1. In response I handed him the beginning of an official report. – Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. I will write you again in response to the other questions when the Guardian has given his advice.... – The Light of Divine Guidance (Volume 1) by Shoghi Effendi
  3. Sir Thomas made no response – The Gem Collector by P. G. Wodehouse
  4. " Why, this," was the response – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  5. Stoller seemed about to answer; he hesitated; and before he had made any response the curtain rose. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  6. " As you wish," was the response – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  7. The maid was about to answer when a response came from above. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  8. No response being made, I asked, " Why do you not speak?" – The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries by W. Y. Evans Wentz
  9. He turned at once in response to her quick whisper and offered her his arm. – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  10. Once more there was no response – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  11. " But even so, I can't have the use of it myself," was Anne's response – Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School or The Parting of the Ways by Jessie Graham Flower
  12. " Not to be thought of with our pay," was the laughing response – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  13. " Amarilly," was the earnest response will you come to St. Mark's next Sunday to the morning service? – Amarilly of Clothes-line Alley by Belle K. Maniates
  14. She did not wait for Miss Tredgold's response but continued her slow walk. – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  15. Mr Armstrong made no response – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  16. " Fairly, thank you," was the response but I am thankful that the journey is not twice as far." – Will of the Mill by George Manville Fenn
  17. I did not catch the name given me, and it was only when I opened the door to him in response to his ring that I recognized Mr. Cullen. – An Amiable Charlatan by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  18. In response the man addressed simply pointed to the sky, which was of a pure blue. – In the Year 2889 by Jules Verne and Michel Verne
  19. The response she must have known also, but she had not the power to move then. – The World Decision by Robert Herrick
  20. Lately his cold bath had meant a half- hour's shivering for him instead of the instantaneous glow which showed perfect bodily response – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse

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