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retort -- as in: quick retort
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The Fellowship of the Ring
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  • ’No doubt you can,’ retorted Sam, ’and I daresay there’s more truth in some of them than you reckon.
  • ’And you can say what you like, about what you know no more of than you do of boating, Mr. Sandyman,’ retorted the Gaffer, disliking the miller even more than usual.

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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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