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1000 students were surveyed and 70% of respondents favored the change.
  someone who responds — as to a questionnaire or survey


law:  someone legally required to respond — such as a defendant
 Mark word for later review on this computer
respondents respondent respondence
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  • 1000 students were surveyed and 70% of respondents favored the change.
  • The Respondent must be personally served with the paperwork.
  • Sixty messages later the respondents had determined that it was a different Tim Jenkins, this one from Rantoul, Illinois, not St. Charles.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "Any news?" said the respondent, taking out a strip of tobacco and a large hunting-knife from his pocket.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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  • Dresner would read respondents proposed PR blurbs and slogans about the movie to find out which ones worked the best.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • This is pretty much what all my respondents noticed.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Several of the questions were designed to get the respondents to give their views on how well the trusteeship had functioned—if they had any opinions about their own trustee, Advokat Bjurman wasn’t it?
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • "Not Albus, he was always up in his bedroom when he was home, reading his books and counting his prizes, keeping up with his cor-respondence with the most notable magical names of the day," Aberforth succored.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Time and time again, the respondents to my survey described the particular individual who initiated them into smoking in precisely the same way.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • There was little to be gained in growing respondent, however.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day

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  • Is the respondent Andrew Johnson guilty or not guilty of a high misdemeanor as charged in this Article?
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • He interviews the respondents in a motel room, testing them for emotional integration and about a dozen other things in an attempt to work up a death profile for each person.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • …and out, hammers going in ship-builders’ yards, saws going at timber, clashing engines going at things unknown, pumps going in leaky ships, capstans going, ships going out to sea, and unintelligible sea-creatures roaring curses over the bulwarks at respondent lightermen, in and out,—out at last upon the clearer river, where the ships’ boys might take their fenders in, no longer fishing in troubled waters with them over the side, and where the festooned sails might fly out to the wind.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • To crush to pieces the innocent respondent—that is the tyrant-fashion of relieving one’s self in embarrassments.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • In the experiments, when a computer asked people what they thought about it, the respondents thought that computer was nicer than one that didn’t ask.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • In a recent study among North Carolina schoolteachers, some 35 percent of the respondents said they had witnessed their colleagues cheating in some fashion, whether by giving students extra time, suggesting answers, or manually changing students’ answers.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Politicians should take heed: In the United States, a 2006 poll found that 60 percent of respondents said that "improving the treatment of women in other countries" was "very important" for American foreign policy (another 30 percent said it was "somewhat important").
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Still, with an unshaken confidence that the English tongue was somehow the mother tongue of the whole world, only the people were too stupid to know it, Mr Meagles harangued innkeepers in the most voluble manner, entered into loud explanations of the most complicated sort, and utterly renounced replies in the native language of the respondents, on the ground that they were ’all bosh.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Mr W. W.’s worst enemies, as Mr Embezzler, Mr Never-go-to-Church-on-Sunday, Mr Bad Form, Mr Murderer, Mr Burglar, Mr Co-respondent, Mr Blackmailer, Mr Cad, Mr Drunkard, Mr Labor Agitator and so forth, can read the Pilgrim’s Progress without finding a word said against them; whereas the respectable people who snub them and put them in prison, such as Mr W.W. himself and his young friend Civility; Formalist and Hypocrisy; Wildhead, Inconsiderate, and Pragmatick (who were clearly young…
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • The question disappeared, replaced by the words Demoxie result: 75% of respondents want more veggie options.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Baldi still moves his lips and eyes as before, but respondents view him with feelings of suspicion.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Now all the student respondents worked with it, too, chiefly with its last word.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Respondents trust both mismatches less than the voice/face combinations when both are real or both are synthetic.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • For one thing, as my student respondents note, Laura has seen how the other half lives—and dies.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
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