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Word: retort

Definition: quick sharp reply; V.


Sentences Containing 'retort'

But Mr. Peggotty made no such retort, only answering with another entreaty to Mrs. Gummidge to cheer up.
The telegram which we eventually received came late one night just as I was thinking of turning in and Holmes was settling down to one of those all-night chemical researches which he frequently indulged in, when I would leave him stooping over a retort and a test-tube at night and find him in the same position when I came down to breakfast in the morning.

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