Synonyms for answering back

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You waste your breath, dear magistrate, I fear, in answering back.

She was none so clever, poor thing, at answering back in a quarrel.

"Yes, and you killed her too," cried Edith, for the first time since her marriage losing control of her temper and answering back.

This much they have in common, that before the one and the other the answering back, as a general rule, does not pay.

The Esperance was not slow in answering back and her twelve guns spat like leopards in the brush.

But this truth is no reason for answering back the critics who do not appreciate it.

I suppose men who live in the East cultivate that, as it keeps natives from arguing and answering back.

The German guns were answering back intermittently, but holding most of their fire until human flesh came out into the open.

No matter what points you make against it, it is never betrayed into answering back.

She may as well understand, to begin with, that I won't put up with impudence and answering back.