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  • She forced herself to calmness, thinking: A good riposte, that.†   (source)
  • He ducked and slashed, parried, riposted, jumped to the side, and stabbed in a whirl of activity.†   (source)
  • Their blades bound and disengaged, feinted, thrust, parried, riposted.†   (source)
  • There is a riposte in seconde, desperately dangerous but brilliant—if you bring it off.†   (source)
  • I tried a headcut, which he parried; and I parried his riposte to my heart and cut at his wrist.†   (source)
  • His parries widened slightly, but his ripostes became more sudden now, and were interspersed with feints and unexpected attacks.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The Prefect's riposte to criticisms echoed by the press-Could not the regulations be modified and made less stringent?†   (source)
  • "Pace gives life," was the riposte.†   (source)
  • "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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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