U.S. intelligence expects that the North would up the ante to every American riposte.
To my liberal readers who are about to riposte that it's hard to imagine a GOP being harder right--oh no it's not!
There were many amusing gaffes and Julia was always ready with a riposte.
Why need he have slightly flouted its receiver by a mental note that he would not have cared about its riposte?
My attack had lured him, as I desired that it should, into making a riposte.
I instantly replied by a riposte, but failed to catch him napping.
But he did not add that he had tried to deliver any riposte.
Therefore, as a general principle, riposte direct, in the line in which you have found the blade.
Somehow, though, the riposte fell short of its expected result.
His opponent with a desperate promptitude parried and riposted; the parry only just succeeded, the riposte failed.
1707, "a quick thrust after parrying a lunge," a fencing term, from French riposte, by dissimilation from risposte (17c.), from Italian risposta "a reply," noun use of fem. past participle of rispondere "to respond," from Latin respondere (see respond). Sense of "sharp retort; quick, sharp reply," is first attested 1865. As a verb, 1851.