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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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He is staying there under his own name," Aynesworth answered, "and I will see that you have no difficulty.
I am ready,'' answered Athelstane, ``to stand the worst of their malice, and shall walk to my death with as much composure as ever I did to my dinner.
It is that of your trusty slave and jester,'' answered Wamba, throwing back his cowl.
Well, Wamba,'' answered Cedric, ``for one thing will I grant thy request.
No, by St Dunstan,'' answered Wamba; ``there were little reason in that.
I cannot rise, Lion of the Zulu," I answered, "I cannot rise, having royal blood on my hands, till the king has pardoned me.
No, Black One," I answered, "the child is killed by order of one who is a king.
Death is the king's medicine," I answered, lifting the bundle, and laying it as far from him in the shadow of the fence as I dared.
Because--" answered Pinocchio, stammering and stuttering, "because--you look like--you remind me of--yes, yes, the same voice, the same eyes, the same hair--yes, yes, yes, you also have the same azure hair she had--Oh, my little Fairy, my little Fairy
He never alluded to it in any way," the girl answered.
I am staying at Devenham House for the moment," she answered.
Some day," he answered boldly, "I shall speak to you of this again, and I shall try to convince you that it is truth