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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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Did I not foresee--have I not already told you, that whatever he was asked he would refuse to answer, and try irony or any other shuffle, in order that he might avoid answering?
"If that is your answer," Aynesworth said, "I will convey it to him!"
MENO: I should answer that bees do not differ from one another, as bees.
``Pax vobiscum,'' answered the Jester, ``I am a poor brother of the Order of St Francis, who come hither to do my office to certain unhappy prisoners now secured within this castle.''
Go to your meekest little assistant instructor of sociology and ask him what is the difference between Rousseau's theory of the return to nature and the theory of socialism; ask your greatest orthodox bourgeois political economists and sociologists; question through the pages of every text-book written on the subject and stored on the shelves of your subsidized libraries; and from one and all the answer will be that there is nothing congruous between the return to nature and socialism.
"I will listen to nothing - save your answer, yes or no," he declared, drawing on his overcoat.
I made no answer, but hurried on till I came to my huts.
or was it that they understood the answers science gave to these problems in some different, clearer sense than he did?
"I do, from my heart," answered Jones, "of having debauched the girl, but not from having gained her affections."
"In the storm of last night," answered the Dolphin, "the little boat must have been swamped."
"It appears to be perfectly true, madam, I regret to say," the clerk answered. "Even the earlier editions were able to supply the man's name, and I am afraid that there is no doubt about his identity.
"Much more," he answered. "If he chooses he will be the lion of the season!