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Definition a clever, witty remark; or making such a remark
  • I keep a notebook of favorite quips and quotes.
quips = clever, witty remarks
  • When asked, at age 73, if he was too old to run for President, Reagan quipped, "I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience."
  • She insisted it was a harmless quip and should not be taken as a serious comment.
  • quip = clever, witty remark
  • I'd never realized how funny she was (not laugh-out-loud Daddy-funny, but full of great quips), and she never knew how lighthearted I could be.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • quips = clever, witty remarks
  • More than 300 sharpshooters—"not all of them so sharp," quipped one official—took aim on some 5,000 birds released on the Memorial Park soccer field.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Wringer
  • When they return they make bathroom jokes, quips about wetting your pants and running out of toilet paper, eyeing me cunningly while they do so.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • "Despite what your mama told you," he quipped, "violence does solve problems."
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • If I sent him word again it was not well cut, he would send me word he cut it to please himself: this is called the Quip modest.
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • "Attacked?" quipped Johan.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • "Well, now," Mr. Lukens quipped, as though speaking to himself "Someone quite important must be down that hall...."
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • The quip was a national scandal.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Convinced now that the woman was joking, the guard cheerfully quipped, "Three blocks under the lagoon."
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • As one historian quips: "The gods were on the side of the best swimmers."
    Bryan Brown  --  Laying Down the LAW
  • Littlefinger had once quipped that Ser Bonifer must have gelded the riders too, so spotless was their repute.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • "Remind me not to buy any real estate here," Minho quipped.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • "Did you get the license plate of the car that hit me?" quipped Cesar.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Yet almost daily she offered quips and comments about me not attending school.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • But he called on the day we were printing, so instead of writing the full story, we put in a small quip and said more to follow next month.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • "He didn't throw you out," Simmon quipped as I returned to the table.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Josh's quips and comments were always getting him into trouble.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst

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