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rejoinder
used in Middlemarch

4 uses
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Definition
a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
  • "That depends on the line of study taken," said Will, also getting a tone of rejoinder.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (96% in)
  • Caleb made no rejoinder, but presently lowered his spectacles, drew up his chair to the desk, and said, "Deuce take the bill—I wish it was at Hanover!
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (25% in)
  • Mr. Featherstone grunted: he could not deny that an ordinary sort of girl like her might be expected to be useful, so he thought of another rejoinder, disagreeable enough to be always apropos.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (34% in)
  • The rejoinder to this was the first shrug.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (82% in)

There are no more uses of "rejoinder" in Middlemarch.

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