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retort -- as in: quick retort
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Childhood's End
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  • "My dear Rikki," Karellen retorted, "it’s only by not taking the human race seriously that I retain what fragments of my once considerable mental powers I still possess!"
  • "What do you want to do about it?" retorted Jean.
  • She had long ago threatened to make the appropriate retort by brewing him a cup of hemlock, but fbrtunately this herbal beverage was less common to New Athens than the old.
  • What does anyone know of Karellen’s powers?" retorted Stormgren.
  • "Despite your nationality," retorted Stormgren, "you’re E’olish, aren’t you?-I think I could pronounce your real name.
  • ties," retorted Stormgren.
  • I didn’t know," retorted Benny.

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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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