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rejoinder
used in Persuasion

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Definition
a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
  • What Miss Anne says, is very true," was Mr Shepherd's rejoinder, and "Oh! certainly," was his daughter's; but Sir Walter's remark was, soon afterwards— "The profession has its utility, but I should be sorry to see any friend of mine belonging to it."
    Chapter 3 (29% in)
  • Lady Russell let this pass, and only said in rejoinder, "I own that to be able to regard you as the future mistress of Kellynch, the future Lady Elliot, to look forward and see you occupying your dear mother's place, succeeding to all her rights, and all her popularity, as well as to all her virtues, would be the highest possible gratification to me.
    Chapter 17 (79% in)

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