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retort
used in Anne Of Green Gables

11 uses
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Definition
a quick reply to a question or remark — especially a witty or critical one
  • The retort silenced Matthew if it did not convince him.
    Chapter 14 — Anne's Confession (73% in)
  • "It'd be more to the point if you could say she was a useful little thing," retorted Marilla, "but I'll make it my business to see she's trained to be that.
    Chapter 6 — Marilla Makes Up Her Mind (88% in)
  • "I don't believe in imagining things different from what they really are," retorted Marilla.
    Chapter 8 — Anne's Bringing-up Is Begun (24% in)
  • "She hadn't any right to call me ugly and redheaded," retorted Anne, evasive and defiant.
    Chapter 9 — Mrs. Rachel Lynde Is Properly Horrified (74% in)
  • "Well, she's having it now" retorted Marilla.
    Chapter 14 — Anne's Confession (73% in)
  • "I don't then," retorted Marilla.
    Chapter 19 — A Concert a Catastrophe and a Confession (18% in)
  • None of the Sloanes would have any dealings with the Bells, because the Bells had declared that the Sloanes had too much to do in the program, and the Sloanes had retorted that the Bells were not capable of doing the little they had to do properly.
    Chapter 26 — The Story Club Is Formed (14% in)
  • "It's easy for you because you have an imagination," retorted Diana, "but what would you do if you had been born without one?
    Chapter 26 — The Story Club Is Formed (40% in)
  • "She's not here when I told her to stay," retorted Marilla.
    Chapter 27 — Vanity and Vexation of Spirit (27% in)
  • "It's not the first time I've been glad," retorted Marilla.
    Chapter 36 — The Glory and the Dream (31% in)
  • "There's a good deal more of the woman about her in others," retorted Marilla, with a momentary return of her old crispness.
    Chapter 38 — The Bend in the Road (75% in)

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