answer (n.) Old form(s): Answere
favourable reply, acceptance
H5 IV.vii.133[King Henry to Fluellen, of Williams' enemy] It may be his enemy is a gentleman of great sort, quite from the answer of his degree [i.e. unable to accept a challenge from someone of such low rank]
Ham V.ii.166[Osrick to Hamlet] if your lordship would vouchsafe the answer [i.e. accept the challenge; pun: 167]
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