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Example sentences for retort
The encyclopedia's bosses retort that such concerns are overblown and that taking advertising would dent its appeal to users.
The show began, as so many of the strongest works of art do, as a retort to what had come before it.
The church can retort that its concern is with intrinsic right and wrong, not with a mathematical calculus of effects.
From some of the new arrivals comes the retort that the natives are shiftless and obsessed with past injustices.
The usual retort is naturally not wanting-that she is used to such things.
On the rare occasions when the screenplay offers him a good retort, he delivers it smartly.
The skeptics retort that disease is a more likely explanation for the wrist bones.
Dating executives retort that although the industry is not perfect, many of the criticisms levelled at it are unfair.
Supporters retort that people with strong religious convictions respect faith, whatever its form.
The retort is a vertical, refractory-lined shaft equipped with shale- and gas-handling devices.
Sceptics retort that the calm of markets is an illusion caused by benign economic conditions and excess liquidity.
But she is given the last word, the final retort, and it's damning.
So what if a few ethnic take-aways go out of business, some may retort.
Feed coal is pushed through the retort and upwards towards the tuyere blocks.
The suggestion that liquor licenses were too high brought the retort that they were not high enough.
But he often follows up such affectations with a self-mocking retort.
Wal-Mart's critics retort that all this grossly exaggerates the satisfaction of its rank-and-file workers.
But unions retort that the state already has the authority to impose its will on public workers if need be.
The rotational speed of the retort shall be specified in the process schedule.
Others retort that by adding to aggregate demand, this too might serve to reinforce the cycle rather than counter it.
Pessimists retort, however, that these condensates exist only at extremely low temperatures.
They worked away with retort and furnace and reagent through five hundred years, but alchemy was still a chaos.
Nevertheless, if you are defending other reporters with your rationale, the same retort applies.
He lost no opportunity for indulging in the biting wit and faculty for stinging retort for which he is celebrated.
His supporters retort that, given the wretched hand he was dealt-a deep recession and two wars-he has done a creditable job.
Pessimists retort that such forecasts are over-spiced.
Addition of nitrogen flow through the retort reduces or eliminates yield loss.