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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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retort -- as in: quick retort
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • ’And Harry got it right last night,’ retorted Ron.
  • Harry retorted.
  • Ron opened his mouth to retort but nothing came out and, after a moment, he closed it again, defeated.
  • Harry retorted.
  • ’Warrington’s aim’s so pathetic I’d be more worried if he was aiming for the person next to me,’ he retorted, which made Ron and Hermione laugh and wiped the smirk off Pansy Parkinsons face.
  • Nothing on you, of course,’ she said, throwing him a very dirty look, ’but as we can’t have you…’ Harry bit back the retort he was longing to utter: did she imagine for a second that he did not regret his expulsion from the team a hundred times more than she did?

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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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