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retort
used in War and Peace

3 uses
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Definition
a quick reply to a question or remark — especially a witty or critical one
  • "Why did you not succeed in impressing on Bonaparte by diplomatic methods that he had better leave Genoa alone?" retorted Prince Andrew in the same tone.
    Book Two — 1805 (48% in)
  • "Fool," retorted Anatole.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (72% in)
  • "Your information maybe better than mine," Anna Pavlovna suddenly and venomously retorted on the inexperienced young man, "but I know on good authority that this doctor is a very learned and able man.
    Book Twelve — 1812 (3% in)

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