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responsive

(of an organism) reacting to a stimulus
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The voice of Hepzibah, with a hush through it, was going up along with the footsteps; and, again, responsive to her cousin's voice, Phoebe heard that strange, vague murmur, which might be likened to an indistinct shadow of human utterance.
He was extraordinarily receptive and responsive, while his imagination, pitched high, was ever at work establishing relations of likeness and difference.
When the triumphant shout of Uncas was borne to his ears, the gratified father raised his voice in a single responsive cry, after which his busy piece alone proved that he still guarded his pass with unwearied diligence.
Then there were pretty dresses to be made to take the place of the single leopard skin and in this she found the child as responsive and enthusiastic as any civilized miss of her acquaintance.
But Dorothea had counted a little too much on her own strength: the clearness and intensity of her mental action this morning were the continuance of a nervous exaltation which made her frame as dangerously responsive as a bit of finest Venetian crystal; and in looking at Rosamond, she suddenly found her heart swelling, and was unable to speak--all her effort was required to keep back tears.
For a moment Tarzan paused to listen for any responsive note which might indicate that the unusual night noise had alarmed the inmates of the temple; but as he heard nothing he advanced beyond the doorway.
till to-morrow;" heard a responsive groan of disgust; then opened the front door, and plunged out into the dark and rainy night.
The energy of the Wilcoxes had fascinated her, had created new images of beauty in her responsive mind.
I heard her words with a responsive thrill, it was all so dearly intimate and natural, and I said:
Howbeit, the father did not fail in any outward show of politeness, but, on the contrary, honoured him with much attention; perhaps cherishing the hope that, although not a man of a sufficiently brilliant and spontaneous turn of mind to repeat his former testimonial unsolicited, it might still be within the compass of his nature to bear the part of a responsive gentleman, in any correspondence that way tending.
The authority wishes to establish a new framework arrangement to support the delivery of its hard facilities management (fm) services, including responsive maintenance and the statutory inspection and testing of building services.
This guide explains how to conduct high-impact psychological assessments of children and adolescents and write assessment reports that are responsive to parents, teachers, and service providers.

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