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Synonyms for reply

Synonyms for reply

to speak or act in response, as to a question

something spoken or written in return, as to a question or demand

Synonyms for reply

a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation

the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

References in classic literature ?
But then," replied the major, "you will have to give this projectile enormous dimensions.
My dear major," replied Barbicane, "before discussing its weight permit me to enumerate some of the marvels which our ancestors have achieved in this respect.
Clearly," replied the major; "but what metal do you calculate upon employing?
Yes, a shell," replied Barbicane; "decidely it must be.
Snodgrass seized his friend's hand warmly, as he enthusiastically replied, 'Not for worlds
It will afford me the greatest pleasure to know you, sir,' replied Mr.
It will give me great pleasure, I am sure,' replied Doctor Slammer, little suspecting who Mr.
I heard the doctor tell them I was dying,' replied the child with a faint smile.
Yes, yes, I will, to say good-b'ye to you,' replied Oliver.
Just so," replied Nicholl; "and who can say that the moon has always been a satellite of the earth?
Yes," replied Barbicane, "after having doubtless remained persistently for millions of centuries; by degrees the atmosphere becoming rarefied, the disc became uninhabitable, as the terrestrial globe will one day become by cooling.
Certainly," replied Barbicane; "as the internal fires became extinguished, and the incandescent matter concentrated itself, the lunar crust cooled.
The voice replied that the gentleman was to walk up; but he had walked up before it spoke, and stepping into the first floor, was received by the wearer of the yellow head-dress, who had a gown to correspond, and was of much the same colour herself.
You mistake my purpose, I see, ma'am,' replied Mr Nickleby, in his usual blunt fashion.
Very true,' replied Miss La Creevy, not at all displeased with this implied compliment to the apartments.