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Jane Eyre
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retort -- as in: quick retort
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Jane Eyre
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  • I thought I might have retorted the question on him who put it: but I would not take that freedom.
  • I retorted, roused to something like passion.

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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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