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riposte -- as in: her witty riposte
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  • She brushed aside his riposte that the cure is worse than the disease.
  • "Pace gives life," was the riposte.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • He could thwart thirty ripostes, but not the thirty-first, and now his shoulder bled.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • But Fabritius . he’s making a pun on the genre . a masterly riposte to the whole idea of trompe l’oeil . because in other passages of the work—the head? the wing?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • Eragon disengaged with a flourish, thrust, and then riposted as Murtagh parried, dancing away.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • And with that elegant parting riposte, Root followed his squad into the night air.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • He ducked and slashed, parried, riposted, jumped to the side, and stabbed in a whirl of activity.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • "It was not an odd question," Paul said, and Jessica noted the brittle riposte quality of her training exposed in his voice.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The little woman, attacked on a sudden, but never without arms, lighted up in an instant, parried and riposted with a home-thrust, which made Wagg’s face tingle with shame; then she returned to her soup with the most perfect calm and a quiet smile on her face.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • When he struck, I parried in quarte and riposted.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber

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  • Their blades bound and disengaged, feinted, thrust, parried, riposted.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • The Prefect’s riposte to criticisms echoed by the press-Could not the regulations be modified and made less stringent?-was somewhat unexpected.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • "Riposte and remise if you must "In logic long known to be just.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • "It’s my belief you wouldn’t know one if you were led right up to it by the hand," he riposted quickly; "and in this world you’ve got to see a thing first, before you can make use of it.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • She forced herself to calmness, thinking: A good riposte, that.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • His parries widened slightly, but his ripostes became more sudden now, and were interspersed with feints and unexpected attacks.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • I tried a headcut, which he parried; and I parried his riposte to my heart and cut at his wrist.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • There is a riposte in seconde, desperately dangerous but brilliant—if you bring it off.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Its shortcoming is that, unless it is done perfectly, it is too late for parry and riposte; you run your own chest against his point.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • He advanced so fast and smoothly that he seemed to apport and our blades rang as I parried his attack in sixte and riposted, was countered—remise, reprise, beat-and-attack—the phrase ran so smoothly, so long, and in such variation that a spectator might have thought that we were running through Grand Salute.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
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