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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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So the woman spotted in fashionable London restaurant Joe Allen the other night, wearing a large hat, answering to the name of Joan and not "really smoking" was clearly an imposter.
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On tour, he's only answering to the name ``Darren Spooner''.