Her raillery, like the raillery of princes, was without fear of retort.
Kirkwood's smile robbed the retort of any flavor of incivility.
Mr Pecksniff was, as a matter of course, greatly entertained by this retort.
I dared not retort, but I looked so hard at his paunch that the General smiled.
Karl had not the subtlety to retort, “Ay, but does it say what we like?”