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retort
used in A Christmas Carol

3 uses
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Definition
a quick reply to a question or remark — especially a witty or critical one
  • "What then?" he retorted.
    2 — The First of the Three Spirits (77% in)
  • "Get along with you!" retorted Peter, grinning.
    4 — The Last of the Three Spirits (84% in)
  • "Don't say anything, please," retorted Scrooge.
    5 — The End of It (60% in)

There are no more uses of "retort" in A Christmas Carol.

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