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retort
used in My Antonia

2 uses
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Definition
a quick reply to a question or remark — especially a witty or critical one
  • "Your grandfather is rich," she retorted fiercely.
    Book 1 — The Shimerdas (64% in)
  • 'Lena Lingard lets me kiss her,' I retorted, 'and I'm not half as fond of her as I am of you.'
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (73% in)

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