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retort
used in Sense and Sensibility

2 uses
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Definition
a quick reply to a question or remark — especially a witty or critical one
  • Mrs. Ferrars looked exceedingly angry, and drawing herself up more stiffly than ever, pronounced in retort this bitter philippic, "Miss Morton is Lord Morton's daughter."
    Chapter 34 (85% in)
  • Marianne was going to retort, but she remembered her promises, and forbore.
    Chapter 37 (80% in)

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