render an account of

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Don Quixote was mightily provoked by this answer, and seizing the mule by the bridle he said, "Halt, and be more mannerly, and render an account of what I have asked of you; else, take my defiance to combat, all of you.
For if any one should render an account of what a primary substance is, he would render a more instructive account, and one more proper to the subject, by stating the species than by stating the genus.
Suppose it is rather fussy and provoking, like all good housekeepers, --it can at any moment render an account of its disbursements.
When the prince called upon him, he came and stood by his side, and in a calm, clear voice began to render an account of the mission confided to him.
Can we render an account of human security that makes the Mother Teresas of the world intelligible--and accept as infinitely more secure the poverty and deprivations of service than the powers of self-determination and wealth?
If they don't, the historical responsibility period will start and those who avoid to say "YES", never will render an account of this to the history.
With joy they returned to Jesus to render an account of their activities.
Numerous suggestions have been offered, but perhaps the most illuminating is Basil Studer's observation that the Holy Spirit was taken by the early church to have to do only with the Christian community itself, and that it therefore was believed to have little apologetic value in the struggle to render an account of the Christian faith in the face of the challenge of Hellenism (A.
This encyclopaedic aspect of the analysis and the synthesis has since recalled a vibrant problem, but one obscured in this context: to render an account of the new disciplines, and restore the unity of mathematics.
From there, the poem unfolds in five sections which render an account of the movie's continuing impact upon the writer, ending with three self-reflective poems: one speaking of the writing of the poem; a second dwelling upon the effects of time and memory; and the last delving into the relationship between memory, the teller of memory, and the act of telling as the principal aspect of this writer's life.
In truth, humility and hope, we render an account of ourselves to God and, when necessary, to one another.
s project as it followed in the wake of Henry Newman and William James: to render an account of the religious aspiration ("inquietude") at work in every person and of