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retort
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A Christmas Carol
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retort -- as in: quick retort
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A Christmas Carol
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  • "What then?" he retorted.
  • "Get along with you!" retorted Peter, grinning.
  • "Don’t say anything, please," retorted Scrooge.

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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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