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rejoinder
used in War and Peace

9 uses
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Definition
a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
  • He became animated when he began reading his paper and specially drew Rostov's attention to the stinging rejoinders he made to his enemies.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (84% in)
  • I don't like him," she added in a tone admitting of no rejoinder and raising her eyebrows.
    Book One — 1805 (3% in)
  • His son made no rejoinder, but it was evident that whatever arguments were presented he was as little able as his father to change his opinion.
    Book One — 1805 (93% in)
  • Though these reasons were very insufficient and obscure, no one made any rejoinder.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (16% in)
  • He looked compassionately at Balashev, and as soon as the latter tried to make some rejoinder hastily interrupted him.
    Book Nine — 1812 (23% in)
  • So little was his rejoinder appreciated that Napoleon did not notice it at all and naively asked Balashev through what towns the direct road from there to Moscow passed.
    Book Nine — 1812 (27% in)
  • Besides this, the remarks of all except Pfuel had one common trait that had not been noticeable at the council of war in 1805: there was now a panic fear of Napoleon's genius, which, though concealed, was noticeable in every rejoinder.
    Book Nine — 1812 (50% in)
  • Wolzogen was about to make a rejoinder, but Kutuzov interrupted him.
    Book Ten — 1812 (91% in)
  • Kutuzov made no rejoinder or remark.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (19% in)

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