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retort

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishretortre‧tort1 /rɪˈtɔːt $ -ɔːrt/ ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 ANSWER/REPLYto reply quickly, in an angry or humorous way 🔊 ‘It’s all your fault!’ he retorted.see thesaurus at answer→ See Verb table
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retortNot that there was anything to retort."You're not afraid?" Brenda asked. "Of course not, " he retorted angrily.Well then, retorted her amused audience: you had better find it out hadn't you?"Nonsense, " retorted Simpson.But women retorted that, first, the decision to have children or not was a joint decision with a man.Republicans retorted that the amendment is necessary to balance the budget.
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retortretort2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 ANSWER/REPLYa short angry or humorous reply 🔊 He was about to make a sharp retort.2 HCa bottle with a long narrow bent neck, used for heating chemicals
Examples from the Corpus
retortEvery time the child makes demands the parent provides a retort and opens up the possibility of more interaction about the demand.But at least it warranted a retort.Ellie's angry retort surprised Max.She snapped out careless retorts and soared in brief Puccinian reminiscences with equal ease.She could never think of a clever retort to counter Ben's string of jokes and witticisms.Damn these clothes, Hope thought; dressed as he was, an irritable retort became a threatening social punishment.She's always ready with a quick retort.The teacher's demonstration might be countered by the retort that other things besides chalk leave white traces on a blackboard.The retort made the boy fold up his clipping pretty quick.You will also need to keep your retort to yourself - even if the person deserves a sharp wood.
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Verb table
retort
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyretort
he, she, itretorts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyretorted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave retorted
he, she, ithas retorted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad retorted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill retort
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have retorted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam retorting
he, she, itis retorting
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you, we, theyare retorting
Past
I, he, she, itwas retorting
you, we, theywere retorting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been retorting
he, she, ithas been retorting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been retorting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be retorting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been retorting
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