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used in Jane Eyre

2 uses
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a quick reply to a question or remark — especially a witty or critical one
  • I thought I might have retorted the question on him who put it: but I would not take that freedom.
    Chapter 17 (97% in)
  • I retorted, roused to something like passion.
    Chapter 23 (61% in)

There are no more uses of "retort" in Jane Eyre.

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