John made a sarcastic reply to Mary's question.
We received a reply to our letter from the managing director.
I am writing in reply to your inquiry about a summer internship.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2
The chess master's reply to the check with a queen sacrifice surprised his opponent.
The soldiers sent a barrage of gunfire in reply to the enemy's offense.
He taught that the best reply to anger is compassion.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b
NOTE: a narrow, legal usage of sense 1
What will be the plaintiff's reply to this plea of not guilty?
Her attorneys are preparing a reply to the defendant's plea.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1d