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riposte -- as in: her witty riposte
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Dune
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  • "It was not an odd question," Paul said, and Jessica noted the brittle riposte quality of her training exposed in his voice.
  • She forced herself to calmness, thinking: A good riposte, that.

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  • She brushed aside his riposte that the cure is worse than the disease.
  • "Pace gives life," was the riposte.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray

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