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retort
used in Babbitt

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Definition
a quick reply to a question or remark — especially a witty or critical one
  • With interminable indignation she narrated her retorts to "that fresh head-barber" and the drastic things she would do to him if he persisted in saying that she was "better at gassing than at hoof-paring."
    Chapter 24 (86% in)

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