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retort -- as in: quick retort
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Gone with the Wind
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  • "If you have come here to insult me and laugh at my poverty, I will wish you good day," she retorted, trying to rid her lap of the heavy ledger so she might rise and make her words more impressive.
  • He was polite and disinterested and she missed his interest, perverse though it had been, missed the old days of bickering and retort.
  • "Don’t you think you’ve had enough kissing for one evening?" he retorted and grinned down at her.
  • "Dar is plen’y mo’ ter be said," retorted Mammy slowly and into her blurred old eyes there came the light of battle.
  • They were so lately come from nothing and so uncertain of themselves they were doubly anxious to appear refined and feared to show their temper or make retorts in kind, lest they be considered unladylike.
  • She missed him, missed his light flippant touch in anecdotes that made her shout with laughter, his sardonic grin that reduced troubles to their proper proportions, missed even his jeers that stung her to angry retort.
  • Rhett once lazily pointed out to her that most of the male guests who assembled under their roof had worn that same blue uniform not so long ago, but she retorted that a Yankee didn’t seem like a Yankee unless he had on a blue uniform.
  • W’en you is mahied, you kin eat, too," retorted Mammy.
  • Now, listen to me, Gerald O’Hara," she retorted, her eyes beginning to snap.
  • She’s little more than a year younger than you were, Miss, when you were married," retorted Gerald.
  • "I once said too God damn many things," he retorted abruptly and rose to his feet.

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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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