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- "I'll swear there is, though," retorted Mr. Hawley.Book 2 — Old and Young (62% in)
- Before the last words were out of Mr. Hawley's mouth, Bulstrode felt that he should answer, and that his answer would be a retort.Book 7 — Two Temptations (97% in)
- "Yes," said Sir James, unable to repress a retort, "it is rather a pity you formed that high opinion of him.Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (86% in)
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