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  • I couldn’t keep from laughing at his sarcastic rejoinder.
  • Churchill’s famous rejoinder to Chamberlain’s claim that he had obtained peace with honor at the Munich pact: "You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war."
  • I couldn’t think of a quick rejoinder; though I thought of the perfect one later that night.
  • it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher

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  • "I neither want any thanks, nor merit any," was the careless rejoinder.
    Dickens, Charles  --  A Tale Of Two Cities
  • "And never saw I a better case of the right hand not knowin’ what the left is up to," came the quick rejoinder.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • ’I shan’t tell you,’ was Peter’s unexpected rejoinder.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • Leper didn’t bother to make a rejoinder.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • He became animated when he began reading his paper and specially drew Rostov’s attention to the stinging rejoinders he made to his enemies.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "I neither want any thanks, nor merit any," was the careless rejoinder.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities

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  • "He pays reg’lar," was the rejoinder.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • And all the infant paupers might have chorussed the rejoinder with great propriety, if they had heard it.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • "Madam, I should like some tea," was the sole rejoinder she got.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • "Dat Buck two devils," was Francois’s rejoinder.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • "You’ve forfeited your rights to own that dog," was the rejoinder.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Apart from the Revolution, which, taken as a whole, is an immense human affirmation, ’93 is, alas! a rejoinder.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • "It’s a good thing Rachel Lynde got a calling down; she’s a meddlesome old gossip," was Matthew’s consolatory rejoinder.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • She realized now that though he had infuriated her with his malicious comments and roused her to heated rejoinders, he had done it because he cared what she did and said.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Mostly, she talks and he laughs, offering modest rejoinders, and now off she goes again.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Miss Lavinia was going on to make some rejoinder, when Miss Clarissa, who appeared to be incessantly beset by a desire to refer to her brother Francis, struck in again: ’If Dora’s mama,’ she said, ’when she married our brother Francis, had at once said that there was not room for the family at the dinner-table, it would have been better for the happiness of all parties.’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • At the risk of her own, was the telling rejoinder of his interlocutor, none the less effective for the moderate and measured tone in which it was delivered.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Her eyes darkened, and he expected an indignant rejoinder.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Bazarov at first stirred a little in his bed, then he uttered the following rejoinder: ’You’re still a fool, my boy, I see.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • "If he had been, you would not have loved him, my dear lady," was the rejoinder.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • The two girls looked at Heinrich, anticipating a surgically deft rejoinder.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • "Till goodness knows what time and distance," was the sarcastic rejoinder.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Naturally there is no known rejoinder to this.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • Feeling probably that the conversation was taking a tone too serious for a drawing room, Vronsky made no rejoinder, but by way of trying to change the conversation, he smiled brightly, and turned to the ladies.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • The hard-headed Dundee owner was a staunch admirer of Thomas Paine whose book in rejoinder to Burke’s arraignment of the French Revolution had then been published for some time and had gone everywhere.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • "Oh, really," was the haughty rejoinder.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • But there was no impatience in his rejoinder—none, at least, save what was expressed in a little appealing sigh.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • "Oh, DINNER——" he mocked her; but she left him with the smiling rejoinder: "Dinner on board, remember; we’ll put it off till nine if you like."
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • "That depends on the line of study taken," said Will, also getting a tone of rejoinder.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • By every law of nature and sex a kiss was the only rejoinder that fitted the mood and the moment, under the suasion of which Sue’s undemonstrative regard of him might not inconceivably have changed its temperature.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Ralph knew what to think of his father’s impatience; but, making no rejoinder, he offered his mother his arm.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Above the sneers of critics at the obvious defects of this procedure must ever stand its one crushing rejoinder: in a single generation they put thirty thousand black teachers in the South; they wiped out the illiteracy of the majority of the black people of the land, and they made Tuskegee possible.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • —ranged in a line, in a long matted well (but you might look in vain for truth at the bottom of it) between the registrar’s red table and the silk gowns, with bills, cross-bills, answers, rejoinders, injunctions, affidavits, issues, references to masters, masters’ reports, mountains of costly nonsense, piled before them.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • As readers, we need to consider Roethke’s midwesternness as a major element in the making and shaping of his poems… Seamus Heaney, who in "Bogland" (1969) actually offers a rejoinder to Roethke in which he acknowledges that Northern Ireland has to get by without prairies, probably couldn’t be a poet at all without a landscape filled with bogs and turf His imagination runs through history, digging its way down into the past to unlock clues to political and historical difficulties, in…
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Miss Price, in rejoinder, congratulated herself upon not being possessed of the envious feeling of other people; whereupon Miss Squeers made some general remark touching the danger of associating with low persons; in which Miss Price entirely coincided: observing that it was very true indeed, and she had thought so a long time.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • And a blurred reply met blurred rejoinders and laughter.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • On looking back, I realize that the remark was too obvious to make rejoinder necessary.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • "I do, you bet," was the frank rejoinder.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • "I heartily agree with you, my dear uncle," was my somewhat hopeful rejoinder.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • His listeners, who had held their breath during Herr Settembrini’s grand rejoinder, breathed out again now.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Ralph knew what to think of his father’s impatience; but, making no rejoinder, he offered his mother his arm.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • And on Isabel’s making no rejoinder he went on to enquire whether it took his lordship five days to indite a letter.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • Mr Pancks’s short and sharp rejoinder, confirmed by the sudden outstretching of his coaly hand, was most expressive and convincing.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Nelthilta’s rejoinder to Chervil in the run had been full of hatred, but this doe’s gaze spoke of wrongs beyond her power to express.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • Mrs. Tristram made no immediate rejoinder, but at last she said, with a smile which, in so far as it was a forced one, was less successfully simulated than such smiles, on her lips, usually were; "Are you very sure that you would have been happy?"
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Mrs. Poyser would probably have brought her rejoinder to a further climax, if every one’s attention had not at this moment been called to the other end of the table, where the lyricism, which had at first only manifested itself by David’s sotto voce performance of "My love’s a rose without a thorn," had gradually assumed a rather deafening and complex character.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
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