Reply in a sentence

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Definition of Reply

  • To make a return in words or writing; to respond; to answer.
  • To answer a defendant's plea.
  • Figuratively, to do something in return for something done; as, to reply to a signal; to reply to the fire of a battery.
  • To return for an answer.
  • That which is said, written, or done in answer to what is said, written, or done by another; an answer; a response.
  • 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
  • react verbally

How to use reply in a sentence. Reply pronunciation.

Kaid addressed his conversation again and again to David, asking questions put to disconcert the consuls and other official folk present, confident in the naive reply which would be returned.
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David looked at Kaid as though he would read in his face the reply that he must make, but he did not see Kaid; he saw, rather, the face of one he had loved more than Jonathan had been loved by the young shepherd-prince of Israel.
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The reply was full of amazement and anger.
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Achmet made no reply, but, as he passed beyond the door with Higli, he said in a whisper: "Come-to Harrik and the army!
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His reply was composed and quiet.
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Still Harrik did not reply, but looked at him with dilated, fascinated eyes.
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Within two or three years after the appearance in 1698 of Jeremy Collier's 'A Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage', the bitter exchanges of reply and counter-reply to the charges of gross licentiousness in the London theaters had subsided.
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What Love can I expect (replies the cunning Jade) from one that has a Wife already?
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Before I proceed, pray tell me the Price of that Diamond Ring you wear upon your Finger: Why what wou'd you do with that, replies the Beau; I woud'nt part with my Ring for an hundred Guineas, for it cost me above Four-score, and I had a great Peniworth in it; and if you'd have me to give her that, this is all Trick and Cheat; and I am only Funn'd out of five Guineas for nothing.
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A week passed, and there came no reply.
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She saw, too, that in half-an-hour's time Louise left the house-doubtless to post a reply.
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Doing her best to fascinate Mr. Bilton, she felt a slight disappointment at her inability to engross his attention, and at the civil friendliness which he thought a sufficient reply to her gay sallies.
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She had not long to wait for a reply, and it was of so startling a nature that she ran at once to Mrs. Mumford, whom she found in the nursery.
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The natural impulse of Emmeline's disposition was to reply with hospitable kindliness; she found it very difficult to maintain her purpose; it shamed her to behave like the ordinary landlady, to appear actuated by mean motives.
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To this, oddly enough, Louise gave no reply.
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Dear Miss Derrick,' he wrote, 'I haven't been in a hurry to reply to your last, as it seemed to me that you were in one of your touchy moods when you sent it.
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This evening no reply could be expected from Cobb, as he was not likely to have received her letter of last night till his return home from business.
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To this kind of remark Emmeline at length deigned no reply.
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Lavretsky replies, "Permit me to observe, that we are not sleeping at present, but rather preventing others from sleeping.
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He felt that he could not even reply to it, as he had grown so far away from "literature" as he had previously understood it.
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Examples of Reply

Example #1
For there was a keen truthfulness in the young man's words which, however suave and carefully balanced, however gravely simple and tactful, left no doubt as to their meaning.
Example #2
Many had heard of David, a few had seen him, and now all eyed with inquisitive interest one who defied so many of the customs of his countrymen; who kept on his hat; who used a Mahommedan salutation like a true believer; whom the Effendina honoured-and presently honoured in an unusual degree by seating him at table opposite himself, where his Chief Chamberlain was used to sit.
Example #3
In his ears he heard the voice that had called him in his sleep-the voice of Benn Claridge; and, at the same instant, there flashed into his mind a picture of himself fighting outside the tavern beyond Hamley and bidding farewell to the girl at the crossroads.
Example #4
What Joseph the Israelite did, thou canst do; for I am no more unjust than was that Rameses whom Joseph served.
Example #5
He had need to be concerned.
Example #6
Kaid's eyes were growing reddish; no good sign for those around him, for any that crossed him or his purposes.