answer (n.) Old form(s): Answeres
interrogation, cross-examination, appearance in court, trial
2H4 II.i.30[Hostess to Fang and Snare, of Falstaff] let him be brought in to his answer
2H6 II.i.198[King to all, of the conspirators] we ... call these foul offenders to their answers
Cor III.i.176.1[Sicinius to Coriolanus] Obey ... / And follow to thine answer
H8 IV.ii.14[Griffith to Katherine, of Wolsey] the stout Earl Northumberland / Arrested him at York, and brought him forward ... to his answer
R2 IV.i.159[Bolingbroke to lords under arrest] Procure your sureties for your days of answer
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