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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
Speaking to the club's official website, the 28-year-old called on his side to react to their surprise weekend loss saying the best teams 'answer in a strong way', with a trip to the Terriers the perfect opportunity for an immediate riposte.
That set off a series of ripostes that trickled into Tuesday, drawing in guest appearances from Joseph J. Lhota, the governor’s handpicked chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and police officials.
Here are some of the best ripostes, but honestly you can easily get lost in the replies section to any of his tweets.
Mr Rajoy’s riposte was that Mr Puigdemont only ever wanted to talk about holding a referendum, although the constitution, in line with the continental European norm, does not recognise a right of self-determination for regions.
Lacking scenes that truly test her philosophy, Mama is reduced to a collection of uplifting attitudes and sassy ripostes.
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.
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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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