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Examples of riposte in a Sentence
he's known for having a brilliant riposte to nearly any insult
Recent Examples of riposte from the Web
North Korea’s florid insults and President Trump’s schoolyard ripostes are but the latest in a long tradition of political and diplomatic put-downs.
Carman actually went a step further than Parsons in offering a riposte to former Ohio State QB and ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit’s counsel to recruits about the situation.
The move is Qatar’s latest riposte to a blockade by its Arab neighbors and another sign of how a monthslong diplomatic spat is starting to alter the region’s trade flows in significant ways.
And Wednesday afternoon, the president provided a riposte by striking a deal.
Yet Tillerson apparently doesn't see the need for a U.S. riposte.
Below are some of Churchill’s most Twitter-worthy ripostes — all within the platform’s 140-character limit and all characteristically clever, direct and humorous.
Harrying Corbyn on Venezuela is just a Con game — Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) August 8, 2017 Meanwhile, the backlash against Corbyn has provoked its own ripostes.
So Putin settled on a riposte that addressed the December diplomatic spat rather than the sanctions.
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Did You Know?
In the sport of fencing, a riposte is a counterattack made after successfully fending off one's opponent. English speakers borrowed the name for this particular maneuver from French in the early 1700s, but the French had simply modified Italian risposta, which literally means "answer." Ultimately these words come from the Latin verb respondēre meaning "to respond." It seems fitting that "riposte" has since come full circle to now refer to a quick and witty response performed as a form of retaliation.
Origin and Etymology of riposte
First Known Use: 1707See Words from the same year
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