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retort
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

2 uses
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Definition
a quick reply to a question or remark — especially a witty or critical one
  • 'No doubt you can,' retorted Sam, 'and I daresay there's more truth in some of them than you reckon.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (11% in)
  • 'And you can say what you like, about what you know no more of than you do of boating, Mr. Sandyman,' retorted the Gaffer, disliking the miller even more than usual.
    1.1 -- Book 1 Chapter 1 -- A Long-expected Party (17% in)

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