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retort -- as in: quick retort
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • "More than a thousand went on them, Dmitri Fyodorovitch," retorted Trifon Borissovitch firmly.
  • But the meek Father’s words had little effect and even provoked a mocking retort.
  • "Get along with you!" retorted Agafya, really angry this time.

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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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