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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
Given that Mexico is the Americans' biggest rival, Donovan's ads provoked an angry riposte.
The deal is seen as a major win for Amazon as well as a riposte to its chief rival, Netflix, which has been on a creative buying spree that includes recent deals with mega-producers Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes.
Andrew Wyatt, a spokesman for the defense, declined to comment Friday on Ms. Feden’s riposte to Ms. Bliss.
But Van Dijk urged his fellow players and Liverpool's supporters to look back on the season with pride and issued the perfect riposte to gloating fans of rival clubs.
Chuck tries to nail Axe by placing a mole inside the firm, Axe catches on and volleys back with a devious riposte, Chuck steals Wendy’s session notes to gain secrets, Axe strikes back with threats, and so on and so on.
Rest assured Xavier should have a strong riposte for any offer Louisville makes.
Get our daily newsletter On February 20th Mr Corbyn issued a video riposte to the story that turned into a broadside against the press.
As recovering addict Jane Margolis, Ritter—a Goth Juliet to Jesse Pinkman’s drug-dealing Romeo—revealed a range well beyond a killer riposte.
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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.
RIPOSTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of riposte for English Language Learners
: a quick and clever reply
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