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rejoinder
used in Moby Dick

2 uses
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Definition
a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
  • "He pays reg'lar," was the rejoinder.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (74% in)
  • "Sing out for him!" was the impulsive rejoinder from a score of clubbed voices.
    Chapters 34-36 -- The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck--Ahab and all (69% in)

There are no more uses of "rejoinder" in Moby Dick.

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