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retort
used in As You Like It

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Definition
a quick reply to a question or remark — especially a witty or critical one
  • The first, the Retort courteous; the second, the Quip modest; the third, the Reply churlish; the fourth, the Reproof valiant; the fifth, the Countercheck quarrelsome; the sixth, the Lie with circumstance; the seventh, the Lie direct.
    5.4 — Act 5 Scene 4 — Another part of the Forest (43% in)
  • Upon a lie seven times removed;—bear your body more seeming, Audrey:—as thus, sir, I did dislike the cut of a certain courtier's beard; he sent me word, if I said his beard was not cut well, he was in the mind it was: this is called the Retort courteous.
    5.4 — Act 5 Scene 4 — Another part of the Forest (35% in)

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