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retort -- as in: quick retort
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Sense and Sensibility
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  • Mrs. Ferrars looked exceedingly angry, and drawing herself up more stiffly than ever, pronounced in retort this bitter philippic, "Miss Morton is Lord Morton’s daughter."
  • Marianne was going to retort, but she remembered her promises, and forbore.

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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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