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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.
References in classic literature ?
"I am much obliged," Wingrave answered. "If you will ask me again in a few days' time, I shall be very pleased.
"Not until five o'clock," Wingrave answered. "I should be glad if you would leave me now, and return at that hour.
Try and answer. Suppose that when a person asked you this question either about figure or colour, you were to reply, Man, I do not understand what you want, or know what you are saying; he would look rather astonished and say: Do you not understand that I am looking for the 'simile in multis'?
MENO: I would rather that you should answer, Socrates.
``Then trust him not with thy purpose in words,'' answered the Templar.
``Enter freely,'' answered Cedric to the supposed friar; ``with what intent art thou come hither?''
When they attacked the working class, he always retorted, "The pot calling the kettle black; that is no answer to the charge that your own face is dirty." And to one and all he said: "Why have you not answered the charge that your class has mismanaged?
"I should take the liberty," he answered quietly, "of doubting the evidence of my senses."
"Greeting, Mopo," she answered. "Say, why does Baleka weep?
"But the plaster is heavy," answered Pinocchio, "and the work too hard for me."
"Nothing, thank you," she answered. "I wish only to be alone while I read this."
"I am very pleased to hear it," she answered. "He's a dear boy!"