fail to answer

See: default
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It was a grand defiance given to the giant narwhal, and he could scarcely fail to answer the summons and "appear."
The bill would also change when benefits would stop for jobless-benefits claimants who fail to answer a DWD request for information about their eligibility for the assistance.
Sources attributed the situation to tardy relatives who refuse to take the patients back home or fail to answer calls from the hospital.
While the large-format tableaux may fail to answer or openly problematize this quandary, they do powerfully succeed at revealing the intertwinement of this country's tumultuous past and its chaotic present.
501(c)(3) and (c)(4) organizations and will inquire if they fail to answer or answer "not applicable" to the Sec.
Proper notice is crucial, because if you fail to answer, the other party can get a default of judgment or garnish your paycheck.
Bender and Schorske, in seven probing and suggestive essays, ask large, significant questions--about nationality, ethnicity, modernity, urbanity, and much more--which the other contributors, by and large, fail to answer. In their conclusion the editors account for the failure on the basis of differences in the intellectual climate of the two countries.
The books also fail to answer why Ames decided to become a spy in the first place.