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retort
used in Arrowsmith

3 uses
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Definition
a quick reply to a question or remark — especially a witty or critical one
  • Gottlieb retorted with spirit and indiscretion.
    Chapter 12 (54% in)
  • I'd expected there'd be such larky retorts and electric furnaces and everything but, honestly, I don't see a single thing that's interesting, and I do think all you clever people ought to do SOMETHING for us, now that you've coaxed us all the way down here.
    Chapter 27 (30% in)
  • His confrere, Stokes, retorted that perhaps it couldn't be plague, but it damn' well WAS plague.
    Chapter 31 (58% in)

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