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rejoinder

Law (in pleading) the answer made by a defendant to the claimant's reply
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To this Ralph deigned no other rejoinder than a harsh smile, and a glance at the shrivelled old creature before him, which were, however, sufficiently expressive.
Feeling probably that the conversation was taking a tone too serious for a drawing room, Vronsky made no rejoinder, but by way of trying to change the conversation, he smiled brightly, and turned to the ladies.
To this the novice made rejoinder, that he would take the vow, though it should choke him; and it was accordingly administered with many impressive circumstances, among which the lighting up of the two skulls with a candle-end inside of each, and a great many flourishes with the bone, were chiefly conspicuous; not to mention a variety of grave exercises with the blunderbuss and sabre, and some dismal groaning by unseen 'prentices without.
Mr Dorrit was at a loss for any more distinct rejoinder at the moment than 'Ha--well?
And all the infant paupers might have chorussed the rejoinder with great propriety, if they had heard it.
The landlord scratched his head, as if he thought the curse sometimes involved the other sex likewise; but he was prevented from making any remark to that effect, if he had it in contemplation to do so, by the schoolmaster's rejoinder.
Full of brightly coloured pictures, Poo Bum tells the story of a little rabbit, loved by his family, who may just be tired of his rude rejoinders.
ALAN Davies dispenses with the witty rejoinders of Ql and proves he's still got what it takes as an actor in this special one-off.
Of course, I never used to have the nerve to make witty rejoinders.
The RATE team responds to Randy Isaac's assessment of their work, and Isaac and Kirk Bertsche offer rejoinders.
In articles dating back to 1991, contributors of these articles, comments and rejoinders remark on the variety of electoral systems worldwide and their advantages and drawbacks, the strengths and weakness of proportional representation and a series of case studies from southern Africa, Latin America, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, Afghanistan and Iraq.
These embellishments are not intended as small self-esteem boosts or humorous rejoinders to snide remarks.