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repartee
used in Jane Eyre

2 uses
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Definition
adroitness and cleverness in reply
  • Rochester, allow me to disown my first answer: I intended no pointed repartee: it was only a blunder.
    Chapter 14 (27% in)
  • I like you more than I can say; but I'll not sink into a bathos of sentiment: and with this needle of repartee I'll keep you from the edge of the gulf too; and, moreover, maintain by its pungent aid that distance between you and myself most conducive to our real mutual advantage."
    Chapter 24 (94% in)

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