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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.
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.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
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.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
Women accuse men of being inconstant, and men retort that women are fickle.
She had expected a retort in kind, and it startled her to hear her exclamation sounding on through silence.
SUMMEREDITH WHARTON
There the same conduct provoked the same retort, and Byrne wounded the slanderer of his sovereign.

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