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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.
As the bill of sale in the frontispiece of Mama Day states with unintentional accuracy, this is a woman "answering to the name Sapphira" (emphasis mine)--but answering to that name only when forced to do so by the conditions of chattel slavery, the intensely patriarchal institution that Sapphira resists with equal intensity.
On tour, he's only answering to the name ``Darren Spooner''.