retort[ ri-tawrt ]SEE DEFINITION OF retort
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RETORT
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?”
"You're going to see one now," was all the retort Tom permitted himself.
It was this play that drew forth from a woman, an American playwright, the retort stinging.
But suppose that he were to retort, 'Thrasymachus, what do you mean?
But the moment it had subsided the derided one shot out his retort.
But he did not retort; nor, to her surprise, did he raise his voice or order her off the premises.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RETORT
- be out for blood
- even the score
- fight back
- fix one's wagon
- get back at
- get even
- give comeuppance
- give just desserts
- hit back
- kick back
- make reprisal
- pay back
- pay back in spades
- pay off
- return the compliment
- settle up
- settle with
- stick it to
- take an eye for an eye
- turn the tables on