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retort
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

5 uses
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Definition
a quick reply to a question or remark — especially a witty or critical one
  • "Politeness, you simpleton!" retorted La Carconte.
    Chapters 25-26 (81% in)
  • "Ah, that's all very fine," retorted the woman.
    Chapters 25-26 (82% in)
  • "But could I do with a million?" retorted the count.
    Chapters 45-46 (87% in)
  • "Nonsense," retorted the baroness; "you could not have entertained any alarm on the subject, because you are perfectly well aware that I have had for a month in my service the very best coachman in Paris.
    Chapters 47-48 (13% in)
  • "Really, sir," retorted the count, "have you attained the eminent situation in which you are, without having admitted, or even without having met with exceptions? and do you never use your eyes, which must have acquired so much finesse and certainty, to divine, at a glance, the kind of man by whom you are confronted?
    Chapters 47-48 (78% in)

There are no more uses of "retort" in The Count of Monte Cristo.

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