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I'm still waiting for you to answer.
I want you to answer one simple question.
'I don't know,' she answered truthfully.
What's the matter? Answer me!
I could only answer that I'd seen them leaving together.
Their request for help was answered by the Red Cross.
The estate was built to answer a need for low-cost housing.
When they saw the plane, they knew their prayers had been answered.
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the seed of a plant called anise, used for adding flavour to food and drink
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