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retort -- as in: quick retort
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Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
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  • Malfoy flushed with anger, but apparently the memory of Moody’s punishment was still sufficiently painful to stop him from retorting.
  • "There are those who’ll turn innocent occasions to their advantage," Moody retorted in a menacing voice.

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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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