Thesaurus / answering back

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You waste your breath, dear magistrate, I fear, in answering back.
LYSISTRATAARISTOPHANES
Yet he shuts his mouth and makes fists of his hands, and says nothing instead of hitting or answering back.
THE LIGHTNING CONDUCTOR DISCOVERS AMERICAC. N. (CHARLES NORRIS) WILLIAMSON AND A. M. (ALICE MURIEL) WILLIAMSON
The German guns were answering back intermittently, but holding most of their fire until human flesh came out into the open.
NOW IT CAN BE TOLDPHILIP GIBBS
This much they have in common, that before the one and the other the answering back, as a general rule, does not pay.
SOME REMINISCENCESJOSEPH CONRAD
"Yes, and you killed her too," cried Edith, for the first time since her marriage losing control of her temper and answering back.
Within the shelter of a door, directly opposite, stands Mr. Hastings, and he is answering back her smile fourfold.
She may as well understand, to begin with, that I won't put up with impudence and answering back.
THE MOTOR MAIDALICE MURIEL WILLIAMSON AND CHARLES NORRIS WILLIAMSON
She was none so clever, poor thing, at answering back in a quarrel.
WANDERERSKNUT HAMSUN
But this truth is no reason for answering back the critics who do not appreciate it.
'I BELIEVE' AND OTHER ESSAYSCYRIL ARTHUR EDWARD RANGER GULL
The Esperance was not slow in answering back and her twelve guns spat like leopards in the brush.