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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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At Delphi, the human querent was enjoined to acknowledge the divine essence of the sacred answerer before being admitted to his presence.
We don't attempt to be a general English language answerer," Rosenschein said.
For example, in answers to questions ja usually indicates that the answerer is deliberating before coming up with an answer or that the demands of the question are not met.
It would be as if in 20 questions, the answerer had two objects in mind and answered "yes" when it was appropriate for either object.
He elaborates on the skill of questioning that the pastor must possess, and concludes with a simple illustration of how the pastor may resort to homely examples "when the answerer sticks":
The analytic answerer must either confess that there is no more reason to replace the old ideas with new ones than to do the reverse, or appeal to some notion of the progressive growth of knowledge through the adoption of scientific method.
This piece of hardware is the world's first fax answerer.
A civil servant who gave evidence to the Inquiry likened the asking and answering of Parliamentary questions to a game in which the aim of the questioner is to gain as much, and that of the answerer to give as little, information as possible.
In the first of these works (the fifth in the expanded order), the kind of reasoning used between two individuals - usually described as a questioner and an answerer - is explained.
To take the customer or prospect out of the voicemail loop or network means a live telephone answerer.
Answers service through November 2003, and I find notable trends in answerer behavior: More experienced answerers provide answers with the characteristics askers most value, receiving higher ratings as a result.
She also was the chief phone answerer and errand runner.