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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?
If the editor refused to print it, I was to tell him that he would be answerable to Ordinsky `in person.
For everything of that nature I will be answerable," said Tom, in a decided tone.
He concluded by thanking them for their present, and advising them to encamp on the opposite side of the river, as he had some young men among his warriors for whose discretion he could not be answerable, and who might be troublesome.
We are Christians, my friend, and if such sufferings were to continue, I would not be answerable for the safety of my soul.
Just so: I think so: and you shall be answerable for it.
My gentlewoman guessed presently what was the matter, and sent her back with a short note, that I might depend upon the honesty of her maid; that she would be answerable for her upon all accounts; and that she took no servants into her house without very good security for their fidelity.
And I'm not to be answerable for my bad luck i' marrying out o' my own family into one where the goings-on was different.
Lawyer Lightwood, take care, you, what I say; for I judge you'll be answerable for follering it up
The board is a law unto itself and appears to be answerable to no one.