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01. I sent a resumé to a company I'm interested in back East, but I haven't received a [reply] from them yet.
02. Most women who place personal ads in the newspaper receive lots of [replies] from interested men.
03. "Are you going to be at the meeting?" asked Caitlin. "Of course," [replied] Salvatore.
04. I sent an e-mail to my boss asking for the day off to attend my son's graduation ceremony, but I haven't received any [reply] yet.
05. Demonstrators threw rocks and bottles at police, who [replied] with tear gas.
06. I received her [reply] to my letter in the mail this morning.
07. We haven't received many [replies] to our advertisement for a new sales manager.
08. Have you received a [reply] to your request for a raise?
09. "Are you hungry?" she asked. "Not really," he [replied].
10. Movie stars receive so many fan letters that it is impossible to [reply] personally to all of them.
11. We received over 40 [replies] to our ad for a part-time waitress.
12. I have applied to take my exams early because I have to return to my country for my job, and the secretary said I should receive a written [reply] within a couple of days.
13. When asked to name his favorite among all his paintings, Pablo Picasso [replied] "The next one."
14. When a journalist asked her what she wore to bed, Marilyn Monroe [replied], "Chanel No. 5."
15. She received over 500 [replies] to her ad in the personals for a husband.

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  • reply — re·ply n: a plaintiff s or complainant s response to a plea, allegation, or counterclaim in the defendant s answer Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. reply …   Law dictionary

  • Reply — Re*ply , n.; pl. {Replies} ( pl?z ). [See {Reply}, v. i., and cf. {Replica}.] That which is said, written, or done in answer to what is said, written, or done by another; an answer; a response. [1913 Webster] Syn: Answer; rejoinder; response.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reply — Re*ply (r? pl? ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Replied} ( pl?d ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Replying}.] [OE. replien, OF. replier, F. r[ e]pliquer, fr. L. replicare to fold back, make a reply; pref. re re + plicare to fold. See {Ply}, and cf. {Replica}.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reply — late 14c., from O.Fr. replier to reply, turn back, from L. replicare to reply, repeat, lit. fold back, from re back, again + plicare to fold (see PLY (Cf. ply)). The noun is first recorded 1550s. Mod.Fr. répliquer is directly from Late Latin …   Etymology dictionary

  • reply — [ri plī′] vi. replied, replying [ME replyen < OFr replier < L replicare, to fold back, make a reply < re , back + plicare, to fold: see PLY1] 1. to answer, or respond, in speech or writing 2. to respond by some action [to reply to the… …   English World dictionary

  • Reply — Re*ply , v. t. To return for an answer. Milton. [1913 Webster] Lords, vouchsafe To give me hearing what I shall reply. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reply — vb *answer, respond, rejoin, retort Contrasted words: *ask, question, interrogate, query, inquire, catechize, examine: *accuse, charge, impeach, indict: salute, greet, *address reply n answer, response, rejoinder, retort (see under …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • reply — [n] answer acknowledgment, antiphon, back talk*, comeback, counter, echo, feedback, knee jerk reaction*, lip*, reaction, reciprocation, rejoinder, respond, response, retaliation, retort, return, riposte, sass*, snappy comeback*, vibes*,… …   New thesaurus

  • reply — ► VERB (replies, replied) 1) say or write something in response to something said or written. 2) respond with a similar action: they replied to the shelling with a mortar attack. ► NOUN (pl. replies) 1) the action of replying. 2) …   English terms dictionary

  • reply — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, monosyllabic (esp. BrE) ▪ blunt, curt, short, terse ▪ His reply was short and to the point …   Collocations dictionary

  • reply — ▪ I. reply re‧ply 1 [rɪˈplaɪ] verb replied PTandPP [intransitive, transitive] to answer someone, in writing or in speech: reply that • Asked about the bank s operations, the chairman replied that the record speaks for itself. reply to… …   Financial and business terms