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repartee
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • …full thirty feet high), became so insolent at seeing a creature so much beneath him, that he would always affect to swagger and look big as he passed by me in the queen’s antechamber, while I was standing on some table talking with the lords or ladies of the court, and he seldom failed of a smart word or two upon my littleness; against which I could only revenge myself by calling him brother, challenging him to wrestle, and such repartees as are usually in the mouths of court pages.

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  • He smiled then laughed heartily, as if he’d just realized anew the humor in his repartee.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "Don’t be a pain" and "Takes one to know one" are standard repartee among girls, but I go much farther than that.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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