in answer

idiom

: as a response or answer
In answer to your request we are sending a catalog.

Examples of in answer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So, in answer to our original question, in 2023, 12.4% of screenplay credits went to women over 40. Stephen Follows, IndieWire, 14 June 2024 So, in answer to the person who is charmed by the skilled dirt bike riders, stop the dirt bike riding on city streets and lead a movement to erect a dedicated track, where the drivers can ride without endangering others or harming private property. Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 6 May 2024 Ancient Egypt and the Bible The Old Testament of the Bible mentions an episode when the sun and moon stood still in answer to Joshua’s prayers in Canaan, so that his army could get revenge on their enemies. Joshua Rapp Learn, Discover Magazine, 11 Mar. 2024 Israel has filed a report with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague, the Netherlands, in answer to South Africa's allegation of genocide in Gaza. Forbes International, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 The consumption of the casualties, so to speak, was portrayed in that 1993 film as a form of Eucharist (a comparison made by at least one of the 16 eventual real-life survivors, in answer to their critics) and the meal as a sacrament. John Anderson, WSJ, 2 Jan. 2024 Seemingly in answer, hundreds of tiny blue lights sparked to life, rippling out in waves. Elizabeth Anne Brown, New York Times, 29 Nov. 2023 This in answer to persistent, if not angry questioning, as to the possibility that the people of Lahaina might never be able to return to their town. Time, 17 Aug. 2023 In the word indict, the c is silent, in heir the h is silent, in salmon the l is silent, in receipt the p is silent, in island the s is silent, in answer the w is silent. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 July 2023

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“In answer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20answer. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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