"Sometimes that happens with me," he replies, sounding almost apologetic.
John Bohrer replies to Geoffrey Kabaservice on George Romney's civil rights record.
When O'Donnell sympathizes with how much work she has to do, Jaclyn replies that "it's not much to me."
"Hold on, Arthur, I'm live-tweeting your comments," Ben replies.
Asked who would have made the order, Clarke replies, “I would think it would have been made by the director,” referring to Tenet.
He replies that business alone has kept him from her; he hopes that all is well with her.
"That is good, that is good," replies the professor, in a tone of the utmost commendation.
"I am sorry to see you looking so ill," replies she, softly, and then begins to wonder what on earth she shall say next.
Then Monsieur Pascal and I will examine these reports, and prepare my replies.
Boodels replies that he has, but would like to see it again.
late 14c., "to make an answer," from Old French replier "to reply, turn back," from Late Latin replicare "to reply, repeat," in classical Latin "fold back, fold over, bend back," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + plicare "to fold" (see ply (v.1)). Latin literal sense of "to fold back" is attested from mid-15c. in English but is not now used. Modern French répliquer (Middle French replier) is directly from Late Latin. Related: Replied; replying.
1550s, from reply (v.).