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retort
used in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

2 uses
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Definition
a quick reply to a question or remark — especially a witty or critical one
  • "Heaven!" retorted the mistress.
    2 — The New Master And Mistress (95% in)
  • I thought it likely Dr. Flint would do his utmost to taunt and insult him, and I was afraid my uncle might lose control of himself, and retort in some way that would be construed into a punishable offence; and I was well aware that in court his word would not be taken against any white man's.
    20 — New Perils (13% in)

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