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retort -- as in: quick retort
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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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  • Lupin’s retort was lost: Finally succeeding in squeezing through the door, Hagrid staggered to a chair and sat down; it collapsed beneath him.
  • Harry had no retort.
  • "Fine," retorted Hermione, "You-Know-Who’s mind, then!"
  • "Our age," said Harry, just as he had retorted to Hermione, and something in his face seemed to decide Ron against pursuing the subject.
  • He bit back the retort that sprung to his lips, that she could take the blackthorn wand if she thought it made no difference, and he would have hers instead.
  • Hermione retorted, and Harry gave up on her.
  • "So the Elder Wand," said Harry quickly, before Hermione could retort, "you think that exists too?"
  • Harry had his retort ready for when they asked him why he had not simply created a perfect grave with his wand, but he did not need it.
  • No, I’m not," retorted Hermione.

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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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