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We spent the next night in the mountains, but when we should have set out in the morning, were obliged to a fierce dispute with the old Moor, who had not yet lost his inclination to destroy us; he would have had us taken a road which was full of those people we were so much afraid of: at length finding he could not prevail with us, that we charged the goods upon him as belonging to the Emperor, to whom he should be answerable for the loss of them, he consented, in a sullen way, to go with us.
However small Elinor's general dependence on Lucy's veracity might be, it was impossible for her on serious reflection to suspect it in the present case, where no temptation could be answerable to the folly of inventing a falsehood of such a description.
Will your worship tell me who you are," replied Don Quixote, "so that my courtesy may be answerable to your deserts?
The Union will undoubtedly be answerable to foreign powers for the conduct of its members.
The chief minister said that cruelty had been committed by non-provision of treatment to the woman and added that responsible persons would have to be answerable for their negligence of duties.
He added: "Constitutionally Northern Ireland ministers are not and should not be answerable to a Dail committee for their actions.
Imran reminded the premier that it is the opposition's responsibility in a democracy to be answerable to the people and the opposition.
Mr Baker will be answerable only to the electorate, no-one else.
The board is a law unto itself and appears to be answerable to no one.
He stressed he realized through this the Government might be subject to criticism as closing down enterprises and shortening of workplaces follows: I declare: I am ready to be answerable for every number.
Kuol Manyang, in the decree obtained by Sudan Tribune, says the newly appointed officials will be answerable to him and not the Pibor county commissioner, as it was previously.
We should be answerable to a board and I'm completely comfortable with that.