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ri pohst

  • n  a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
  • n  (fencing) a counterattack made immediately after successfully parrying the opponents lunge
  • v  make a return thrust
    his opponent riposted
  • v  answer back

  • But they're also a kind of riposte to the smirkiness and high-class problems of TV's upscale hits.
  • Yet Cambodia's neighbors, with the exception of South Viet Nam, have so far failed to offer a convincing riposte to a Communist challenge that has been intensifying since Prince .
  • As a vehicle choice, the H2 was a spiteful reactionary riposte to notions that, you know, maybe we all shouldn't be driving tanks that get 10 miles per gallon.
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  • Spain: Why they remain the team to beat at the 2013 Confederations Cup
    Just seven weeks ago, the death knell was rang for Spanish football. A new era had arrived. The Germans were coming...or so they said. Barcelona and Real Madrid were dispatched from the Champions League during late April in such a manner as to suggest that "tiki taka" was moribund. Finished. Over. Sunday night's footballing lesson was surely a timely riposte to those nay-sayers and doom-mongers ...
    June 17, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • Jonathan Franzen’s Puzzling Letter to the New York Times
    In case you missed it, earlier this week, the novelist Jonathan Franzen wrote a letter to the New York Times in which he rebutted Frank Bruni’s column “Sexism’s Puzzling Stamina.” In publishing a riposte in the paper of record, the “Corrections” novelist follows in the footsteps of Jerry Seinfeld, who wrote a scathing response to Neil Genzlinger’s diatribe on the overuse of “really.”
    June 15, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  • Louisa Hanoune in Tehran Times
    These elections must be a referendum against terrorism and a firm riposte to the April 11 attacks,said Louisa Hanoune, veteran leader of the opposition left-wing Workers' Party.
  • Tony Blair in BBC News
    In a Commons statement, Mr Blair said delivering on the G8 pledges "would be the most poignant and powerful riposte to the forces of terrorism".
  • Nellie McKay in San Diego Union Tribune
    I love the term 'wry riposte' and must use it more often,McKay said with a laugh. "It's certainly ironic. You're much less attached to songs when you don't have to fight for them anymore. When you can put out anything you want on your...

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