retort

All Noun Verb
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  • I'm not quite sure what his retort is, but you take my point. Cited from Punch, Vol. 159, December 15, 1920, ed. by Sir Owen Seaman
  • But it only required a second before he had the enemy's retort. Cited from The Forfeit, by Ridgwell Cullum
  • That is a charge I shall never be able to retort upon him. Cited from Irish Wit and Humor, by Anonymous
  • You might retort to him in a thousand ways such as these. Cited from By What Authority?, by Robert Hugh Benson
  • The retort that rose to her lips found its way into speech. Cited from Grace Harlowe's Third Year at Overton College, by Jessie Graham Flower
  • In some forms the water gas is passed with the oil through the retort. Cited from Scientific American Supplement, No. 794, March 21, 1891, by Various
  • The justice of this retort seemed to strike the young man with great force. Cited from Earth's Enigmas, by Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Thing retorts that he'll kill her one way or the other.
  • Joe was about to retort when the men called for another song. Cited from The Lighthouse, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • "Is it not enough that you have taken my life once?" she retorted. Cited from The Native Born, by I. A. R. Wylie
  • He retorted that if his crew were to be fired, they would also have to fire him.
  • It is one of the few cases where he was at a loss for a retort. Cited from A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees, by Edwin Asa Dix
  • Alexander retorted by asking her if she would murder her own son.
  • I retorted, getting home for once, and sitting down again on the strength of it. Cited from Mr. Justice Raffles, by E. W. Hornung
  • "Do you think that would make any difference to her?" he retorted. Cited from The Woman's Way, by Charles Garvice
  • And his father's only retort was to give him a rise of half a crown a week! Cited from Clayhanger, by Arnold Bennett
  • She looked away from his very earnest eyes, and the light retort died away upon her lips. Cited from The Great Prince Shan, by E. (Edward) Phillips Oppenheim
  • The first retorted that the second should fly off his ground.
  • He retorted that she had complete power to give temple entry but she simply refused to do the same.
  • Retorts were usually made of cast iron during the early days of manufactured gas.
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Meaning of retort

  • noun A vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat
  • verb Answer back