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Our life's journey of self-discovery is not a straight-line rise from one level of consciousness to another. Instead, it is a series of steep climbs and flat plateaus, then further climbs. Even though we all approach the journey from different directions, certain of the journey's characteristics are common to all of us.
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Etymology 1

Old English andswaru

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
answer

Plural
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answer ({{{1}}})
  1. A response; something said or done in reaction to a statement or question.
    Her answer to his proposal was a slap in the face.
  2. A solution to a problem.
    The answer is...
  3. Answer to an email. (reply)
  4. (law) A document filed in response to a complaint, responding to each point raised in the complaint and raising counterpoints.
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Etymology 2

Old English andswarian

Verb

Infinitive
to answer

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to answer (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To make a reply or response to.
    He answered the question.
  2. To respond to a call by someone at a door or telephone, or other similar piece of equipment.
    She answered the door.
  3. To suit a need or purpose satisfactorily.
    It answers the need.
  4. (law) To file a document in response to a complaint.
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