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retort -- as in: quick retort
Used In
A Tale of Two Cities
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  • "Never you mind what it is!" the guard retorted.
  • "As you say," madame retorted, correcting him, and deftly knitting an extra something into his name that boded him no good.
  • "It will be much the same to your knowledge, miss, I should think," retorted Jerry, "whether they drink your health or the Old Un’s."
  • Madame sternly retorted, "I tell you a good deal like."
  • "It’s enough for you," retorted Mr. Cruncher, "to be the wife of a honest tradesman, and not to occupy your female mind with calculations when he took to his trade or when he didn’t.
  • "Never you trouble your head about this man," retorted the contentious Mr. Cruncher; "you’ll have trouble enough with giving your attention to that gentleman.

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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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