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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 am no more answerable for this distressing calamity, my lady, than you are," he said.
"That unless Monsieur de Beaufort can contrive to metamorphose himself into a little bird, I will continue answerable for him."
If indeed they were fitly trained to the practice of every human virtue, every one would readily admit that they would be useful to the government; but still it might be debated whether they should be continued judges for life, to determine points of the greatest moment, since the mind has its old age as well as the body; but as they are so brought up, [1271a] that even the legislator could not depend upon them as good men, their power must be inconsistent with the safety of the state: for it is known that the members of that body have been guilty both of bribery and partiality in many public affairs; for which reason it had been much better if they had been made answerable for their conduct, which they are not.
And here, stranger still, was the man who was answerable for it--the son of the man who had found the flaw in the Irish marriage, and had shown the way by which her mother was thrown on the world!
If the editor refused to print it, I was to tell him that he would be answerable to Ordinsky `in person.' He declared that he would never retract one word, and that he was quite prepared to lose all his pupils.
In her statement, Marriyum Aurangzeb said that who will be answerable on the government's Whatsapp system of justice adding that the judge has been changed during the course of the hearing as the case on Rana Sanaullah Khan is fake and false.
The Chief Justice said that the matter should be raised in Parliament through lawmakers as the executive and the parliament both were answerable to public.
If we all die and you kept quiet you will be answerable to Allah the Magnificent.
He said that the corrupt elements would have to be answerable for their past acts.
'A society without merit cannot move forward,' he asserted.The second beneficial thing about democracy according to the prime minister was the leadership of the country being answerable. 'When leaders in Pakistan are held answerable they claim of being victimised.
The petition, filed by Advocate Bilal Farooq, states the national cricket board is answerable to the nation viz-a-viz the courts and 'owing to its present-day precarious operations is causing shame, disrepute and dishonour to the citizens of Pakistan'.
Summary: Washington [USA], June 12 (ANI): Kids are curious and ask innumerable questions which may or may not be answerable by the adults.