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retort
used in The Thundering Herd

12 uses
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Definition
a quick reply to a question or remark — especially a witty or critical one
  • "Dunn, I won't do anythin' of the kind," retorted Hudnall, bluntly.
    Chapter 4 (86% in)
  • I don't care what the hell Pilchuck is," retorted Jett, gruffly ending the discussion.
    Chapter 5 (**% in)
  • "I heard what you said, Rand Jett," she retorted, glaring at him.
    Chapter 6 (33% in)
  • "Plague me with my own words, will you?" he retorted, and his kisses silenced her.
    Chapter 6 (98% in)
  • I'm square, an' don't you overlook that," retorted Pruitt.
    Chapter 7 (79% in)
  • "You might have been run down, yourself," retorted Tom.
    Chapter 8 (46% in)
  • "How 'n 'll can we tell thet?" retorted the man.
    Chapter 10 (66% in)
  • "Cosgrove, you won't be missed, that's sure," retorted Tom.
    Chapter 11 (87% in)
  • They're big enough," retorted Catlee.
    Chapter 13 (33% in)
  • "That farm hand!" retorted Pruitt, with infinite disgust.
    Chapter 14 (73% in)
  • Late pard of the Youngers," retorted Follonsbee, going white in the face.
    Chapter 14 (77% in)
  • "Say, have you boys taken to drink?" retorted Tom, to conceal how their warmth affected him.
    Chapter 19 (23% in)

There are no more uses of "retort" in The Thundering Herd.

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