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retort -- as in: quick retort
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • "Politeness, you simpleton!" retorted La Carconte.
  • "Ah, that’s all very fine," retorted the woman.
  • "But could I do with a million?" retorted the count.
  • "Nonsense," retorted the baroness; "you could not have entertained any alarm on the subject, because you are perfectly well aware that I have had for a month in my service the very best coachman in Paris.
  • "Really, sir," retorted the count, "have you attained the eminent situation in which you are, without having admitted, or even without having met with exceptions? and do you never use your eyes, which must have acquired so much finesse and certainty, to divine, at a glance, the kind of man by whom you are confronted?

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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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