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retort -- as in: quick retort
Used In
Wuthering Heights
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  • ’Not at your command!’ retorted Hareton.
  • I retorted, showing a decided purple witness to refute her.
  • ’It is not,’ retorted she; ’it is the best!
  • ’I’m certain you do,’ retorted Isabella; ’and I shudder at you!’
  • 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!
  • ’He’s not a human being,’ she retorted; ’and he has no claim on my charity.
  • ’ "I shall not meddle in the matter," I retorted again.
  • I retorted.
  • ’Yours is a wicked man,’ retorted Catherine; ’and you are very naughty to dare to repeat what he says.
  • ’No! or we should be sitting in flaming fagots, I suppose,’ retorted the singer.
  • ’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.

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  • She wanted to retort that he that he sounded more foolish than he looked, but she made herself count to ten and thought better of it.
  • She retorted, "Takes one to know one."

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