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Anne Of Green Gables
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retort -- as in: quick retort
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Anne Of Green Gables
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  • The retort silenced Matthew if it did not convince him.
  • "I don’t believe in imagining things different from what they really are," retorted Marilla.
  • "She hadn’t any right to call me ugly and redheaded," retorted Anne, evasive and defiant.
  • "Well, she’s having it now" retorted Marilla.
  • "I don’t then," retorted Marilla.
  • None of the Sloanes would have any dealings with the Bells, because the Bells had declared that the Sloanes had too much to do in the program, and the Sloanes had retorted that the Bells were not capable of doing the little they had to do properly.
  • "She’s not here when I told her to stay," retorted Marilla.
  • "It’s not the first time I’ve been glad," retorted Marilla.
  • "There’s a good deal more of the woman about her in others," retorted Marilla, with a momentary return of her old crispness.
  • "It’d be more to the point if you could say she was a useful little thing," retorted Marilla, "but I’ll make it my business to see she’s trained to be that.
  • "It’s easy for you because you have an imagination," retorted Diana, "but what would you do if you had been born without one?

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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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