- rejoice in,
Origin of rejoinder
Examples from the Web for rejoinder
But it is also a rejoinder to the view, which I expressed, that ethical norms are paramount.The Real Enemy of Marital Bliss Are Those Most Opposed to Marriage Equality|Jay Michaelson|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To which, so far as I can tell, the supporters of Chavez rejoinder thusly: the poor loved him.
Answers to these petitions were invariably received, when the Hong merchants would prepare for us a rejoinder, if necessary.The 'Fan Kwae' at Canton Before Treaty Days 1825-1844|William C. Hunter
The only rejoinder uttered by the Comandante was a fierce “Carrajo!”The White Chief|Mayne Reid
Mildred made no rejoinder this time, but a faint colour arose to her face.Mildred Arkell, (Vol 1 of 3)|Ellen Wood
William had no rejoinder to make, for self-reproach was busy at his heart.Watch--Work--Wait|Sarah A. Myers
Austin made no rejoinder: he seemed to be swallowing down a lump in his throat.A Life's Secret|Mrs. Henry Wood
Word Origin for rejoinder
mid-15c., from Middle French noun use of rejoindre (see rejoin (v.2)). Originally "defendant's answer to the replication" (the fourth stage in the pleadings in an action at common law). For noun use of infinitive in French law terms, cf. waiver.