render an account

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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.
Then, as if to render an account to herself of the changes she could place upon her countenance, so mobile and so expressive, she made it take all expressions from that of passionate anger, which convulsed her features, to that of the most sweet, most affectionate, and most seducing smile.
Well, wait for me a moment; I am going thither to render an account of the fidelity with which you fulfilled your duty, and to get my sword, which I left upon the table in the tent.
uf, and he has been long gone to render an account of his stewardship.
And then, to follow your Lordship's wishes I shall hold myself at your disposal to render an account to you, when and where you will.
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.
Of what happened after my waking, I do not feel called upon to render an account in detail.
As those who get involved in the master's work begin to share his joy even before he returns, the others are grinding their teeth in the darkness even before it's time to render an account.
Former vice mayor Danilo Baccay of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan was charged with violation of the Revised Penal Code for failing to render an account for a P400,000 cash advance in 2009.
Criminal cases will also be filed against the aforesaid revenue personnel before a proper court, except TIU whose case for malversation and failure to render an account under Articles 217 and 218 of the Revised Penal Code had already been filed before the Office of the Ombudsman.