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retort -- as in: quick retort
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Crime and Punishment
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  • "Then who can have latched the door?" retorted Nastasya.
  • In fact I have not peeped into the retort in which all this takes place.
  • But this retort did not benefit Pyotr Petrovitch.
  • "Ach, Sonia!" he cried irritably and seemed about to make some retort, but was contemptuously silent.
  • Though Katerina Ivanovna smiled, she observed at once that Amalia Ivanovna ought not to tell anecdotes in Russian; the latter was still more offended, and she retorted that her (Vater aus Berlin was a very important man, and always went with his hands in pockets.

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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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