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."
This castle, for ten years, has opened to no priest save the debauched Norman chaplain who partook the nightly revels of Front-de-B 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." His voice broke a little, and he went on with a voice full of pity.
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.
Fashola, a period to render an account of stewardship both to the president and the Nigerian public whom he served.
When he was still a member of Tagbilaran City's Sangguniang Panlungsod, he was obligated to render an account of public funds he received by reason of his office amounting to P114,762.
There will be no new decisions, the ministries are making the necessary preparations for handing over their responsibilities, and ministers will render an account of the work they have completed to the wider public as well, he said.