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retort
used in Through the Looking-Glass

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Definition
a quick reply to a question or remark — especially a witty or critical one
  • "He's dreaming now," said Tweedledee: "and what do you think he's dreaming about?"
      Alice said "Nobody can guess that."
      "Why, about YOU!" Tweedledee exclaimed... "And if he left off dreaming about you, where do you suppose you'd be?"
      "Where I am now, of course," said Alice.
      "Not you!" Tweedledee retorted contemptuously. "You'd be nowhere. Why, you're only a sort of thing in his dream!"
    Chapter 4 — Tweedledum And Tweedledee (58% in)
retorted = quickly replied
There are no more uses of "retort" in Through the Looking-Glass.

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