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Sample sentences for the GRE study word retaliate

retaliate can be used as a verb

1.Nations, accordingly, seldom fail to retaliate in this manner. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
2.Possibly, like Mephistopheles in Faust, he may retaliate on his adversaries. - from The Republic by Plato
3.In his anger he had met the first advances of the express messengers with growls, and they had retaliated by teasing him. - from The Call of the Wild by Jack London
4.--Take a bit of doing, boss, retaliated that rough diamond palpably a bit peeved in response to the foregoing truism. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
5.The soldier got to business, leading off with a powerful left jab to which the Irish gladiator retaliated by shooting out a stiff one flush to the point of Bennett's jaw. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
6.Frron, in _Lettres sur quelques crits du temps_, wrote pointedly of Voltaire as one who chose to be all things to all men, and Voltaire retaliated by references such as these in _Candide_. - from Candide by Voltaire
7.First of all, I said, there was that greatest of all lies in high places, which the poet told about Uranus, and which was a bad lie too,--I mean what Hesiod says that Uranus did, and how Cronus retaliated on him. - from The Republic by Plato

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