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rejoinder
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
  • "Madam, I should like some tea," was the sole rejoinder she got.
    Chapter 13 (29% in)
  • By my word! there is something singular about you," said he: "you have the air of a little nonnette; quaint, quiet, grave, and simple, as you sit with your hands before you, and your eyes generally bent on the carpet (except, by-the-bye, when they are directed piercingly to my face; as just now, for instance); and when one asks you a question, or makes a remark to which you are obliged to reply, you rap out a round rejoinder, which, if not blunt, is at least brusque.
    Chapter 14 (25% in)

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