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retort
used in Wuthering Heights

11 uses
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Definition a quick reply to a question or remark — especially a witty or critical one
  • 'Not at your command!' retorted Hareton.
    Chapter 2 (86% in)
  • When Kenneth warned him that his medicines were useless at that stage of the malady, and he needn't put him to further expense by attending her, he retorted, 'I know you need not — she's well — she does not want any more attendance from you!
    Chapter 8 (17% in)
  • I retorted, showing a decided purple witness to refute her.
    Chapter 8 (81% in)
  • 'It is not,' retorted she; 'it is the best!
    Chapter 9 (51% in)
  • 'I'm certain you do,' retorted Isabella; 'and I shudder at you!'
    Chapter 10 (73% in)
  • I retorted.
    Chapter 13 (78% in)
  • 'He's not a human being,' she retorted; 'and he has no claim on my charity.
    Chapter 17 (18% in)
  • ' "I shall not meddle in the matter," I retorted again.
    Chapter 17 (38% in)
  • 'If thou weren't more a lass than a lad, I'd fell thee this minute, I would; pitiful lath of a crater!' retorted the angry boor, retreating, while his face burnt with mingled rage and mortification! for he was conscious of being insulted, and embarrassed how to resent it.
    Chapter 21 (58% in)
  • 'Yours is a wicked man,' retorted Catherine; 'and you are very naughty to dare to repeat what he says.
    Chapter 23 (36% in)
  • 'No! or we should be sitting in flaming fagots, I suppose,' retorted the singer.
    Chapter 32 (33% in)

There are no more uses of "retort" in Wuthering Heights.

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