I replied, now aggravated myself, that we blacks would love nothing better than to “just let this race thing go,” but “go” where?
I asked what would happen if one of the female students demanded to sit in the front, and Shamiza replied that none has.
replied a stressed-out Daniel: “I need some help, not a lecture on trafficking.”
late 14c., "to make an answer," from Old French replier "to reply, turn back," from Late Latin replicare "to reply, repeat," in classical Latin "fold back, fold over, bend back," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + plicare "to fold" (see ply (v.1)). Latin literal sense of "to fold back" is attested from mid-15c. in English but is not now used. Modern French répliquer (Middle French replier) is directly from Late Latin. Related: Replied; replying.
1550s, from reply (v.).