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Definitions of reply

  1. a statement ( either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation; " I waited several days for his answer"; " he wrote replies to several of his critics"
  2. reply or respond to; " She didn't want to answer"; " answer the question"; " We answered that we would accept the invitation"
  3. the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; " he growled his reply"
  4. To make a return in words or writing; to respond; to answer.
  5. To answer a defendant's plea.
  6. Figuratively, to do something in return for something done; as, to reply to a signal; to reply to the fire of a battery.
  7. To return for an answer.
  8. That which is said, written, or done in answer to what is said, written, or done by another; an answer; a response.
  9. Something spoken, written, or done in return for something that calls for it; an answer; a response.
  10. To say or write something in answer; rejoin; to do something in return for something; respond.
  11. To say in answer.
  12. Replied.
  13. Replying.
  14. To answer:- pa. t. and pa. p. replied.
  15. An answer.
  16. Replier.
  17. To answer; respond.
  18. To say or do in return; make a reply; answer.
  19. Something uttered, written, or done in return; an answer.
  20. That which is said, written, or done, in answer; a book or pamphlet written in reply to another. See Replica.
  21. To make answer in words or writing; to answer in any way; to answer a defendant's plea.
  22. To make a return in words or in writing to something which has been said or written by another; to answer; to respond.
  23. An answer; that which is said or written in answer to another.
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Quotes of reply

  1. There are few circumstances which so strongly distinguish the philosopher, as the calmness with which he can reply to criticisms he may think undeservedly severe. – Charles Babbage
  2. This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before. – Leonard Bernstein
  3. The quietness of his tone italicized the malice of his reply – Truman Capote
  4. When I read something saying I've not done anything as good as "Catch -22" I'm tempted to reply "Who has?" – Joseph Heller
  5. My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass"; "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply "We're raising boys". – Harmon Killebrew
  6. The hope of a new politics does not lie in formulating a left -wing reply to the right -it lies in rejecting conventional political categories. – Christopher Lasch
  7. In reply I can only plead that a discovery which seems to contradict the general tenor of previous investigations is naturally received with much hesitation. – Charles Lyell
  8. There are those, I know, who will reply that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is. It is the American Dream. – Archibald MacLeish
  9. A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. – Moliere
  10. You do get some weirdos, but if there are any nice people out there who want to write to me pleasantly, then they'll get a pleasant reply back! – Katie Price
  11. Even now, when I'm asked how I'm doing, I like to reply 'Pretty good. I've got all my fingers and both eyes. – Charley Pride
  12. The usual complaint is, 'I have no other way of earning a living.' The harsh reply can be, 'Do you have to live?' – Tertullian
  13. Of -course we did, but we didn't reply because we knew once this leaks the others will scatter, so in the few days we moved quickly before the press got hold of it. The press did get hold of it a few days later, we nabbed, we were able to get 15, the others got away. – Lee Kuan Yew

Usage examples for reply

  1. Her son did not reply – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo
  2. " I am sorry to say I do not," was the reply – Umboo, the Elephant by Howard R. Garis
  3. " Not alone for him," was the reply – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  4. " Oh, I don't know," was Ted's reply – Ted and the Telephone by Sara Ware Bassett
  5. She did not wait for me to reply – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  6. The poor child did not reply – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  7. How will we reply – An Interpretation of Friends Worship by N. Jean Toomer
  8. And Kurt's my first name," was the reply – The Desert of Wheat by Zane Grey
  9. You may write, she said, and I will reply – A Rock in the Baltic by Robert Barr
  10. Reply to your friend! – Adventures of a Young Naturalist by Lucien Biart
  11. Sir John did not reply however. – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  12. " And I guess you can do more for me than any one of them," Lucas made quiet reply – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  13. " Course I am," came the reply – The Strange Cabin on Catamount Island by Lawrence J. Leslie
  14. " Jasper Titus," was the reply – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  15. Ganimard made no reply – The Confessions of Arsène Lupin by Maurice Leblanc
  16. The mother made no reply – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  17. Higginbotham started to reply but Frank had an idea. – The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards by Gerald Breckenridge
  18. " Yes, I am sure I may," was the reply – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  19. " Of course I would," was the reply – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  20. There is no reply to make. – A Woman's Experience in the Great War by Louise Mack

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