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Riposte   Listen
Riposte, Ripost  n.  
In fencing, a return thrust after a parry.
A quick and sharp refort; a repartee.

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"Riposte" Quotes from Famous Books

... States tells Dickens that slave-owners do not ill-treat their slaves, that it is not to the interest of slave-owners to ill-treat their slaves. Dickens flashes back that it is not to the interest of a man to get drunk, but he does get drunk. This pugnacious atmosphere of parry and riposte must first of all be allowed for and understood in all the satiric excursus of Martin in America. Dickens is arguing all the time; and, to do him justice, arguing very well. These chapters are full ...
— Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens • G. K. Chesterton

... riposte. The "Jack-leen" was innocent blundering, she knew that. He had heard Rodrigo address her so, and he used it in all respect. But there was her own question turned on herself. By "her interest" he of course meant the interest she ...
— The Missourian • Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

... him the qualities of a Highland riposte! Good lad! Good lad! I'm glad that Sandy and you learned something of the art of fence before they tried you in the Stirling fashion," General Turner was saying. "You'll be home for a while won't ...
— Gilian The Dreamer - His Fancy, His Love and Adventure • Neil Munro

... "has perfected a weapon which is called the 'flying torpedo.' It's a ghastly thing, too. Damn it, I actually feel sorry for the poor devils it bursts on! It's a sort of riposte to their ...
— Astounding Stories, February, 1931 • Various

Words linked to "Riposte" :   retort, comeback, sassing, hurl, back talk, rejoin, counterattack, answer, replication, backtalk, hurtle, countermove, counter, response, rejoinder, sass, reply, come back, mouth

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