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Retort, vb. to throw back: “the duke's unjust, thus to r. your manifest appeal,” Meas. V, 303 (== to reject, not to accept). “I do r. the solus in thy bowels,” H5 II, 1, 54. “his virtues shining upon others heat them, and they r. that heat again to the first giver,” Troil. III, 3, 101. “with one hand beats cold death aside, and with the other sends it back to Tybalt, whose dexterity -- s it,” Rom. III, 1, 169. In Troil. I, 3, 54 some M. Edd. --s, O. Edd. retires; in Wiv. II, 2, 4 some M. Edd., after the surreptitious Qq: I will r. the sum in equipage. Ff. om.
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