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  • Newman appeared to derive great entertainment from this repartee, and to the great discomposure of Arthur Gride’s nerves, produced a series of sharp cracks from his finger-joints, resembling the noise of a distant discharge of small artillery.
  • ’I never saw such a monster as you are!’ muttered Squeers, looking as amiable as he possibly could the while; for Peg’s eye was upon him, and she was chuckling fearfully, as though in delight at having made a choice repartee, ’Do you see this?

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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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