Conservatives will retort, "This just means you simpletons don't understand high finance."
It was a couple seconds before I managed a retort: “Whatever.”
Another on the opposite page carried a retort from a rival gang to those pendejos who support La Familia.
And the retort, damning as it is unassailable, is simply this: 46 days.
Before she had time to think of a retort, Linda saw Tania beckoning her.
To-day for the first time his poisoned nerves had been denied their steadying dose; and their retort was a mounting torment.
The retort was greeted with a yell of applause from the sprinkling of Dalesmen in the crowd.
Indeed a little fixed matter was left at the bottom of the retort; but the quantity thereof was too small to merit notice.
I take no credit for reading that upon your lips; the retort is too easy and obvious.
This retort still further irritated the hot-headed son of Malise.
1550s, "make return in kind" (especially of an injury), from Old French retort and directly from Latin retortus, past participle of retorquere "turn back, twist back, throw back," from re- "back" (see re-) + torquere "to twist" (see thwart). Applied to exchanges of jest or sarcasm by c.1600, hence "say or utter sharply and aggressively in reply" (1620s). Related: Retorted; retorting.
"act of retorting," c.1600, from retort (v.).
"vessel used in chemistry for distilling or effecting decomposition by the aid of heat," c.1600, from Middle French retorte, from Medieval Latin *retorta "a retort, a vessel with a bent neck," literally "a thing bent or twisted," from past participle stem of Latin retorquere (see retort (v.)).
retort re·tort (rĭ-tôrt', rē'tôrt')
A closed laboratory vessel with an outlet tube, used for distillation, sublimation, or decomposition by heat.