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rejoinder
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • "I neither want any thanks, nor merit any," was the careless rejoinder.
  • "You shall not get off in that way," rejoined Stryver, shouldering the rejoinder at him; "no, Sydney, it’s my duty to tell you—and I tell you to your face to do you good—that you are a devilish ill-conditioned fellow in that sort of society.

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  • I couldn’t keep from laughing at his sarcastic rejoinder.
  • Churchill’s famous rejoinder to Chamberlain’s claim that he had obtained peace with honor at the Munich pact: "You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war."

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