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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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The Baby Bells are marketing a service that can make the answering machine seem like an instrument of civility.
Binatone Concept Combo Quad, pounds 59.99 (www.argos.co.uk, 0870 600 8784) UNUSUALLY, this comes with a corded phone, answering machine and three cordless handsets.
MC Young Churf lends answering machine taped raps and rants as intros to the duo's record and Wu-Tang's Buddha Monk went on to collaborate with the group on a remix Mixtape of hip-hop favorites from Missy Elliot, Method Man and Ghostface (released on Mast's Audio Dregs).
African drums and answering machine messages will contribute to the commotion when choreographers Tim and Corrie Cowart present the modern dance program ``Co-Motion'' at 8 p.m.
It was also a time for important new inventions and the telephone answering machine came into existence.
This is not an answering machine - this is a telepathic thought recording device.
As a result, Xinran, a journalist, was able (under strict government supervision) to begin a nightly radio program aimed at women, who sent letters and left phone messages on the station's answering machine. Their stories are at once inspiring and heartbreaking.
Her actions are accompanied by the frail voice of her building's caretaker, who repeatedly leaves a request on the answering machine: Would Frau Schnitt please remember to always shut the doors of her WC on the stairwell?
O'Kelley noted that he was raised in a "very Christian family" but said the threatening message left on his answering machine "wasn't very Christian, I can tell you that."
It also does not force call centers to disable answering machine detection to comply with the compliance requirements.
Shortly after preaching a message condemning homosexuality and urging those who practice the vice to seek God's forgiveness, "I started getting obscene calls on the answering machine at church," reports the pastor.