ANSWER-PHONE..........................1
a playful gesture, like some off-beat recorded voice on an answer-phone.‘ ‘A playful gesture?‘ Paula turned to grimace at my neckp 198 CN 1996
 
 ANSWERABLE............................1
members of your profession regard themselves as a special calling, answerable to a higher authority. Are these ideals so easy top 292 IO 1962
 
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you all right, darling?", he asked. The little girl never answered. The first bullets the terrorists fired shattered the windscreen andp 9 VN 1951
Hargreaves asked a little later. "I think so," the Inspector answered casually. "It ought to be quite simple. Don't think thep 9 VN 1951
enough to?" Hargreaves asked. "Looks all right to me," Brodie answered. "Quite all right." Brodie was right. Mrs. Allison greeted Hargreavesp 9 VN 1951
cookery. The audience was subdued but interest mounted. Eventually she answered the jackpot question and the audience roared and thumped theirp 14 E 1956
the number of KBC-TV, Channel 9. A girl at reception answered the phone. After haggling with her for a couple ofp 18 E 1956
they needed some exercise. None of them looked up or answered. Morley felt a flicker of annoyance, particularly at Lang, whop 64 M69 1957
the question ever present in my drifting mind, but it answered before I spoke, the star-littered sky, the five megaliths andp 93 WG 1959
going, but she was moving into a different zone and answered with some grandiose remark. He was seeing less and lessp 132 SS 1960
around the lab again today. Phoned me there when I answered a recorded voice he'd rigged up rambled out a longp 185 VT 1960
to deliver a letter of protest, but no one ever answered the bell. I had only once seen my neighbour, onp 208 S5 1961
set. Might as well try him.‘ A soft honey-voiced girl answered the phone. ‘Tristram?‘ she purred. ‘Er, yes, I think he'sp 225 S5 1961
bounced on the floor a few times, and then Caldwell answered. ‘Hello, Ransom, what can I do for you?‘ ‘Tristram,‘ Ip 225 S5 1961
Yes?‘ he said tersely. ‘Hello, darling,‘ a woman's bright voice answered. In the background trains shunted and whistled. ‘Hello? Is thatp 537 SA 1963
from side to side. A clipped voice like polished ivory answered. ‘Professor Ramachandran speaking.‘ ‘Professor --‘ ‘Hello? Who is that, pleasep 538 SA 1963
Site Tycho. ‘Well?‘ Kandinski asked. ‘It's difficult to say,‘ Ward answered. ‘They're all too heavily absorbed. They could be clever montagesp 489 VH 1963
vehicle and ignored the real subject of the lecture. Kandinski answered them all carefully, taking in good part the inevitable facetiousp 491 VH 1963
22nd, 1963, raised many questions, not all of which were answered by the Report of the Warren Commission. It is suggestedp 720 AE 1966
in him. Not wanting to compete with Mallory again, he answered, ‘To the north, I think; to the coast. He wasp 677 DF 1966
in the empty forecourt of the hotel, his wave was answered by a ready shout. A second figure patrolling the ruinedp 119 CW 1966
In short, not a question of a serious nature. Georges answered in good humour, stating that outside his studies he hadp 771 CA 1968
heard her voice call out across the deep grass. Proctor answered in his gruff simpleton's tones. Maitland moved back to thep 69 CI 1974
in this old cinema?‘ ‘I don't really live here,‘ she answered with a flourish. ‘I'm staying with some ... friends, near thep 71 CI 1974
voice carried across the whispering grass, his deep mole-like music answered by the soft plaints of this green harp. Proctor waitedp 105 CI 1974
Big Mac -- I playfully called him Gregory, and he answered without a blink, though giving me a wary smile. Everyonep 93 HA 1981
Japanese soldiers. Their bayonets formed a palisade of swords that answered the sun. Escape from the Hospital ‘Mitsubishi ... Zero-Sen ... ah ... Nakajimap 49 ES 1984
Basie's radio.‘ ‘I haven't heard the radio, Mr Maxted,‘ Jim answered truthfully. Basie was far too canny to admit a Britisherp 178 ES 1984
of a strange bird sounded from the canopy above me, answered by the chittering hoot of a small arboreal mammal. Ip 110 DC 1987
Ballantyne said I could use the spare set. You haven't answered the phone, and we wondered if you'd fallen ill ...‘ Shep 1138 TES 1989
others, and all raising huge questions which have never been answered. Together they paved the landscape of the present day, andp 72 THFa 1990
and aviator's suits, crashing through the flaming walls as they answered a salvo from the Idzumo. ‘Can I come to thep 15 KW 1991
Crawford at the party? The tennis professional?‘ For once Hennessy answered promptly. ‘No, he wasn't. He stayed behind at the clubp 55 CN 1996
curious Sally. Against a background of angry middle-class voices, Kay answered in a shriek, and said she would meet me byp 74 MP 2003
sheltered the drive. A six-year-old girl in a wet swimsuit answered the door, hanging on to the collar of an airedalep 89 MP 2003
odd ...‘ Sergeant Falconer stood up as her mobile rang. She answered it briefly, then spoke to the constables by the doorp 51 KC 2006
steer clear of the questions everyone was eager to hear answered, and only asked Bacon about his handling of space andp 156 ML 2008
 
 ANSWERING.............................36
window at the graceful beehive curtain-wall of the American Embassy, answering his question. The driver noticed his interest, flicked away hisp 280 GA 1961
wore headphones over her straggling hair, and was too harassed answering the calls coming in endlessly from mobile cars and unitsp 118 WFN 1961
then quietly adjusted the tuning dial until the red fixed-beam answering bulb lit up. Then he pulled on the headphones andp 127 WFN 1961
and he put his free arm around her. As the answering call came through, the narrow door behind Marshall's desk openedp 127 WFN 1961
pressing his ear to the focal area to hear any answering call. He hanged it tirelessly with a brick, to nop 140 WFN 1961
eternities after the battery had exhausted itself, he heard an answering shout below. After 6 o'clock the lounge would begin top 140 WFN 1961
his mind like frantic signal flares, Bridgman walked away without answering. Behind them, Louise Woodward wandered among the deep galleries ofp 365 CS 1962
crow against the water. Almost imperceptibly he nodded to Riggs, answering the unspoken question. Even Daley put a foot up onp 56 DW 1962
silt banks to the south, there was a series of answering bursts, faint puffs that soon dispersed. So the stranger drivingp 83 DW 1962
imminent invasion Kerans pulled himself together. The distance separating the answering signals was wide enough to indicate that there was morep 83 DW 1962
three points around the crescent sun-bathers had emerged, as if answering some deep latent call. People sat on makeshift porches orp 389 WT 1962
Ransom. At last he replied to some of Ransom's questions, answering only those about the owl, the river and his boatp 20 D 1965
me, doctor, why have you come here?‘ Ransom paused before answering, aware that Quilter's sharp eyes were on him. Obviously theyp 157 D 1965
shinbone. Nothing surprising about that, is there?‘ Conrad waited before answering. For once Dr Knight's tone had become defensive, as ifp 688 TIM 1966
along the Sound. However, in the tape-recorders, stereo-systems and telephone answering machines Halloway at last found the noise he needed top 902 UC 1976
CONFIDENTIAL AND ALSO THAT YOU CAN TAKE YOUR TIME ABOUT ANSWERING. DON'T FEEL YOU HAVE TO PUSH THE BUTTON THE VERYp 43 IY3 1977
IF YOU WANT TO PAUSE AND THINK A BIT BEFORE ANSWERING, DO SO. PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO ANSWER HOWEVER SOONER ORp 43 IY3 1977
YOU? PUSH YES OR NO? 0 (YES) THANK YOU FOR ANSWERING THOSE QUESTIONS. LATER ON IF YOU COME TO TALK TOp 45 IY3 1977
and the Norad line in northern Canada, and hear the answering over-the-horizon probes of the Russian sites near Murmansk, distant lionsp 984 Z2 1978
all over London and dictating extraordinary sexual fantasies into their answering machines, to be typed out for amazed executives by thep 13 UDC 1979
us around they were none too keen to waste time answering questions. However, they were interested in McNair's heavy engineering know-howp 141 HA 1981
bridge and deck. Six hundred yards away there was an answering explosion as the shell struck the superstructure of the Petrelp 42 ES 1984
it, so we picture you in close-up, an aggressive mammal answering a deep migratory call ... can you see the source?‘ ‘Aheadp 280 DC 1987
status which literary people generally assign him? The difficulty of answering these questions lies at the heart of the unsatisfactory Hollywoodp 3 UGM 1990
Science fiction -- The body's dream of becoming a machine. Answering machines -- They are patiently training us to think inp 279 UGM 1992
sounded, drilling like a metal cicada at the night. The answering siren of the volunteer security patrol wailed among the palmsp 81 CN 1996
the morning mists over the swimming pools. I rang Paula's answering machine at the Clinic and arranged to lunch with herp 185 CN 1996
dialogue with herself, apparently setting out her day's schedule and answering her queries aloud in an ironic English voice. I imaginedp 89 SC 2000
Kellerman, and he tried to contact Bachelet.‘ ‘And Bachelet wasn't answering his phone?‘ ‘We thought he was in the pool orp 189 SC 2000
group of police officers patrolled the entrance to the estate, answering the queries of any passing pedestrians like tour guides atp 233 MP 2003
heat. I turned the ignition key, and heard the faint answering click of an engine servo responding to a brief flowp 242 MP 2003
and raised both hands into the air. There was an answering pulse of headlamps from a car parked a hundred yardsp 262 MP 2003
something of my affection into her. There was a faint answering pulse, like a thank-you note slipped under the emotional doorp 136 KC 2006
smaller tremors from the exit doors of the dome, the answering calls from the furthest outposts of a vast vault thatp 217 KC 2006
the same from a very early age. No. 1 Boy, answering my father, would say ‘Master, I tell No. 2 Boyp 14 ML 2008
Kingsley kept a beady eye on a television quiz show, answering all the questions before they were out of the compere'sp 204 ML 2008
 
 ANSWERPHONE...........................3
me. After avoiding me for a week, hiding behind the answerphone at Marina Baie des Anges, she had called my mobilep 275 SC 2000
me to live at Chelsea Marina. I switched on the answerphone and listened to Sally's recorded message. She was away forp 270 MP 2003
her own. ‘Sally, I tried to find you. On the answerphone you said you were --‘ ‘Touring with friends? I dop 276 MP 2003
 
 ANSWERS...............................21
But tell me, Doctor,‘ Strangman pressed, apparently dissatisfied with Kerans‘ answers, ‘when do you finally propose to leave?‘ Kerans hesitated, wonderingp 89 DW 1962
see that you are a professional, Malek, and the question answers itself. A great relief, believe me. There are so manyp 510 EG 1963
do manage to ask him outright about this Venusian his answers are far too pat, I'm convinced the whole thing isp 489 VH 1963
tests. Although he had no means of checking them, his answers seemed to establish an identity. He went off to foragep 33 AW 1966
CAN ASK YOU QUESTIONS BUT I CAN ONLY UNDERSTAND SIMPLE ANSWERS AND THE WAY THAT YOU COMMUNICATE WITH ME IS BYp 41 IY3 1977
STRICTLY PRIVATE. NO-ONE ELSE IS READING OR CAN SEE WHAT ANSWERS YOU ARE GIVING. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU ARE SUREp 41 IY3 1977
THE DOCTOR YOU WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO DISCUSS YOUR ANSWERS IN GREATER DETAIL IF YOU WANT TO WELL NOW FORp 45 IY3 1977
A DOCTOR AT THIS CLINIC A PRINTED SUMMARY OF THE ANSWERS YOU HAVE GIVEN, BUT I WOULD LIKE YOU ALSO TOp 47 IY3 1977
WISH TO SEE THE DOCTOR, THEY WILL LOOK OVER YOUR ANSWERS AND WRITE BACK GENDER MALE ATTENTION MEDICAL STAFF PRESS YESp 47 IY3 1977
one question still remains unanswered: who loaded the starting gun? ANSWERS TO A QUESTIONNAIRE 1) Yes. 2) Male (?) 3) c/op 1101 ATQ 1985
danger. (2) Thrill Killers. An extension of theory 1, which answers some of the objections to the single-killer hypothesis. Is itp 18 RW 1988
they may not be the sort of questions that have answers in Estrella de Mar. Or not the answers you'll wantp 174 CN 1996
that have answers in Estrella de Mar. Or not the answers you'll want to hear.‘ I stood up and paced alongp 174 CN 1996
There's not much chance of that. I've had no real answers at all. I'd like to think there was some kindp 174 CN 1996
breakfast we would set ourselves a psychological test, tapping yes-or-no answers to alternative-choice questions, while a standby alarm offered an emergencyp 155 SC 2000
bedside table. ‘There are too many question marks and no answers. These necklaces and chokers -- they still have their pricep 182 SC 2000
a mess of trivial infidelities and questions with no conceivable answers. I had reached the villa at midnight, after an eveningp 267 SC 2000
bulletins. This time there would be questions as well as answers. I listened to the Cherokee taxi towards the runway, thenp 391 SC 2000
walls I was still trying to prepare a few pat answers for the ‘interview‘ that would decide my fitness for thep 16 KC 2006
of the Metro-Centre? These were cold questions with even colder answers. The half decanter of Laphroaig I had downed in thep 119 KC 2006
no messages. New politics. No manifestos, no commitments. No easy answers. They decide what they want. Your job is to setp 146 KC 2006