"Sometimes that happens with me," he replies, sounding almost apologetic.
Grout had studied French at McGill University in Montreal; she replies gracefully: “Zheneeferr.”
Bond smiles, and replies, “I thought Christmas only comes once a year.”
And the surplus of conceit on display in Kevin's replies is a poor substitute for this deficit of knowledge.
“Gutten himmel,” he replies, exclaiming “good heavens” in Yiddish.
He replies that business alone has kept him from her; he hopes that all is well with her.
"The Sorrows of Werter," replies my lady, as well as I could hear.
"I am sorry to see you looking so ill," replies she, softly, and then begins to wonder what on earth she shall say next.
The Duc replies, "Why did you not say that some one was listening, that some one was hidden?"
Boodels replies that he has, but would like to see it again.
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.).