Asked what he wanted from them, he retorted curtly, “Nothing whatsoever.”
“No, there is one really pale guy and everybody else is darker,” Posner retorted.
The Delle Donnas retorted that their friendship with Medrano was a two-way street.
On Twitter, Grunwald retorted that my skepticism reflected mere ignorance of the potentialities of government-led innovation.
“Congratulations,” Colbert retorted, in a tone that made clear that he meant the opposite.
"Never mind what you thought," retorted Galloway impatiently.
“That is more than you are, then, for he did not mention lead,” retorted Emma.
"I like not the sound of it," retorted the other, as he retired.
"Because you know very well what her age is," retorted Paul.
"Well, it's all I have," she retorted, with a toss of her head.
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.