Ripost

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ripost A quick and sharp refort; a repartee.
    • Ripost In fencing, a return thrust after a parry.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. riposte,

Usage

In literature:

Kapor ripostes that the telcos and the Internet are entirely different animals.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
My attack had lured him, as I desired that it should, into making a riposte.
"Bardelys the Magnificent" by Rafael Sabatini
But from the gloom came a little laugh to answer him, and his angry lunge was foiled by an enveloping movement that ended in a ripost.
"The Snare" by Rafael Sabatini
Then Sir John sneered, and made his riposte.
"The Sea-Hawk" by Raphael Sabatini
To her playful sallies he had no riposte.
"The Blazed Trail" by Stewart Edward White
At exactly half past eleven Kappelman, deceived by a new softness and slowness of riposte and parry in Mary Adrian, tried to kiss her.
"The Trimmed Lamp" by O. Henry
And thirdly, that your situation be as rear to the guard as possible, as to favour your riposte.
"The Art of Fencing" by Monsieur L'Abbat
He put aside the blade with a quick parade, and instead of making a riposte sprang within the other's guard.
"Count Hannibal A Romance of the Court of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
The adversary replies with a riposte.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
As for his blows, they fell upon air, for the lad was ever out of reach before the ripostes came.
"Both Sides the Border" by G. A. Henty
The Vicar of Troy, warming to this new contention, riposted in masterly style.
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
This was designed as a triumphant ripost to the Feast of Reason, which Chaumette and his friends had celebrated in the winter.
"Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3)" by John Morley
Ludwig riposted by banishing him from the capital.
"The Magnificent Montez" by Horace Wyndham
The prince, very much surprised, parried in prime, riposted, and touched Dick on the hand.
"Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia being the adventures of Prince Prigio's son" by Andrew Lang
It's a sort of riposte to their disintegrating flame.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
There are three kinds of ripostes: direct, with feints and after a pause.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
Had I chosen to riposte, my sword-hilt would have rung on your breast-bone.
"Parson Kelly" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
He put aside the blade with a quick parade, and instead of making a riposte sprang within the other's guard.
"Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
She had her riposte ready.
"Starvecrow Farm" by Stanley J. Weyman
I instantly replied by a riposte, but failed to catch him napping.
"The Great Quest" by Charles Boardman Hawes
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In news:

Of Orcs and Men has a new "buddy" trailer showing off the game's sense of humor and witty ripostes.
Join the conversation in the Books & Literature conference of Post & Riposte.
In his graceful assuming of various characters, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine lobs a searing riposte at Uganda's anti-gay bill in a new solo show.
Chris Brown deletes Twitter feed after series of repulsive ripostes.
Howard Owens's 5,200 word CJR riposte to David Simon on paywalls deserve a reply of its own (outside of its comments section, which at 126 and counting, you should take some time to read).
It started innocuously enough last month with word that the Booker Prize for Fiction, Britain's riposte to the Pulitzer, had signed a new sponsor.
Join a conversation on fiction in the Arts & Literature conference of Post & Riposte.
Women Scorned, Riposting on a High Note.
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In science:

It takes time. Of course, the riposte to that is that finding bugs early saves time in the long run, by preventing hours and money being sunk into business opportunities that only look good because the analysis is flawed.
Self-Checks In Spreadsheets: A Survey Of Current Practice
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