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Definition of reply:

  1. To return for an answer.
  2. That which is said, written, or done, in answer; a book or pamphlet written in reply to another. See Replica.
  3. To make answer in words or writing; to answer in any way; to answer a defendant's plea.

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This graph shows how "reply" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for reply:

  1. " Yes," he said, as though in reply to what the Second had been saying. "The Ghost Pirates" , William Hope Hodgson.
  2. The Second made no reply. "The Ghost Pirates" , William Hope Hodgson.
  3. " Yes, Sir," I heard the Second Mate reply. "The Ghost Pirates" , William Hope Hodgson.

Quotes for reply:

  1. I. cannot stoop to reply to the folly and the slander of every poor Tory partisan who assails me, and I should not have noticed you but for the fact that you are a member of the House of Commons. - John Bright
  2. When I read something saying I've not done anything as good as "Catch -22" I'm tempted to reply, "Who has?" - Joseph Heller
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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

Rhymes for reply:

  1. ai, ay, aye, bae, bi, bligh, bly, brye, buy, by, bye, cai, chae, chai, chi, cry, cy, dai, die, dry, dye, eye, fae, fi, fly, flye, fry, frye, fye, gae, guy, gyi, hi, high, hy, jai, kai, keye, kwai, kyi, lai, lie, lxi, ly, lye, mai, mei, my, ngai, nie, nigh, nye, pae, phi, phy, pi, pie, ply, pri, pry, psi, pty, pye, rye, sai, sci, shai, shy, sigh, sky, sly, spry, spy, sri, sty, sy, tae, tai, thai, thigh, thy, tie, try, tsai, ty, tye, vi, vie, vy, wai, why, wry, wy, wye, yie.
  2. alai, ally, apply, awry, belie, bonsai, brunei, bye-bye, comply, decry, defy, deny, descry, dubai, good-bye, goodbye, hereby, hi-fi, imai, imply, iwai, july, kanai, mcfly, mihai, nearby, rely, retry, shanghai, standby, supply, thereby, untie, uy, versailles, whereby.
  3. cspi, isty, oversupply.
  4. dui, misapply, overfly, resupply, underlie.
  5. dwi.

Idioms for reply:

  1. reply to sm or sth
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