You will retort that I never do anything else: it is your favorite jibe at me that what I call drama is nothing but explanation.
The crushing retort for which Ramsden has been visibly collecting his forces is lost for ever; for at this point Octavius returns with Miss Ann Whitefield and her mother; and Ramsden springs up and hurries to the door to receive them.
My entreaties were in vain: she always retorted that she wasn’t good enough for me, and recommended me to marry an accursed barmaid named Rebecca Lazarus, whom I loathed.
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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.