Definition of Repartees

1. Noun. (plural of repartee) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of repartee) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Repartees

1. repartee [n] - See also: repartee

Lexicographical Neighbors of Repartees

reparent
reparented
reparenting
reparents
repark
reparked
reparking
reparks
reparse
reparsed
reparses
reparsing
repartee
reparteed
reparteeing
repartees (current term)
repartimiento
repartimientos
repartition
repartitioned
repartitioning
repartitions
repast
repaste

Literary usage of Repartees

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The poetical works of Samuel Butler: A Revised Edition with Memoir and Notes by Samuel Butler (1893)
"repartees BETWEEN CAT AND PUSS. ... And sporting on delightful faggot-piles; Of bolting out of bushes in the dark, repartees'] This poem is a satirical ..."

2. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1864)
"... repartees, Keen Jests, &c„from the Foreign Tales, Witty aud Merry Sav- of par Lt. Sotheby, ... repartees ..."

3. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"Gold Is tried by the touchstone, and men b/ fold.*-.- Touchstone. A clown whose mouth U filled with quips and cranks and witty repartees. ..."

4. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction: Modern Prose and Poetry; Famous Characters by William Shepard Walsh (1914)
"... with his fierce, serpent-tongued repartees, his subtle blasphemies, his cynical levity playing over a passion of horror at the wickedness and cowardice ..."

5. The Jonson Allusion-Book: A Collection of Allusions to Ben Jonson from 1597-1700 by Jesse Franklin Bradley, Joseph Quincy Adams (1922)
"... yet were his repartees for the most part very quick and smart, and which savour'd much of ingenuity, of which I shall give you two instances. ..."

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