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answer

1. Law
a. a party's written reply to his opponent's interrogatories
b. (in divorce law) the respondent's written reply to the petition
2. a musical phrase that follows the subject of a fugue, reproducing it a fifth higher or a fourth lower
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I will wait," Aynesworth answered, taking up a paper.
To see you," Aynesworth answered, "tomorrow afternoon, either hee or at his apartments in the Clarence Hotel.
Yet I pray thee, do mine errand to the lord of the castle,'' answered the pretended friar; ``trust me it will find good acceptance with him, and the cock shall crow, that the whole castle shall hear him.
Gallant sir,'' answered the Jester, ``nomen illis legio, their name is legion.
And to one and all he said: "Why have you not answered the charge that your class has mismanaged?
I do, from my heart," answered Jones, "of having debauched the girl, but not from having gained her affections.
I would not," answered Nightingale, "undergo the pain of taking leave, for ten thousand pounds; besides, I am convinced, instead of answering any good purpose, it would only serve to inflame my poor Nancy the more.
I should take the liberty," he answered quietly, "of doubting the evidence of my senses.
It is the king's word, woman," I answered sternly; but my heart was split in two within me.
In the storm of last night," answered the Dolphin, "the little boat must have been swamped.
I cannot tell them things which I do not know myself," she answered, frowning.
She answered him slowly, subjecting him the while to a somewhat close examination.