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Last week, The Lancet published a retort from a team led by Temple University biologist Enrico Bucci.

When the body goes into the retort, the first thing to burn is its cardboard box, or “alternative container” as it’s called on the funeral bill.

My grandfather’s witty retort kept coming to mind this year.

The Ralph Retort, a paragon of ethical journalism websites, decided to make crowdsourcing stuff to discredit me into a project.

“I want Ebola to leave Liberia, so I can go to school,” came the snappy retort deciphered by locals.

(To which the obvious retort was: the Christ-like thing to do would be to forgive me).

That remark prompted a sharp retort from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Here's a Boehner retort to Sean Hannity (via Buzzfeed's Rebecca Berg).

There is nothing like a plaintive retort when your case is utterly indefensible.

In conversing with foreigners, if they speak slightingly of the manners of your country, do not retort rudely, or resentfully.

Probably he lays hold of the elements of experience and casts them into a seeming retort of reveries.

The whole mass is then transferred to a retort and distilled over a slow fire.

"But my rings always make tusks more beautiful," was his retort.


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On this page you'll find 685 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to retort, such as: banter, gag, gibe, pleasantry, pun, and repartee.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.