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Answer

A formal rebuttal that the defendant in a lawsuit makes against the claims of the plaintiff. The answer asserts that the plaintiff's allegations are false, or, if they are true, that the defendant is not liable for them.
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In total88%of school staff said this type of show led to general rudeness among children, such as answering back, mimicking, or using retorts or catchphrases.
I suppose being young and confident and playing for England at 17, I wasn't bothered about upsetting him or answering back.
BILLIE THOMSON has always let her horses do the talking on the track and now they are answering back from the comfort of their own stables.