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Word: parley

Definition: conference (between opponents); CF. speak


Sentences Containing 'parley'

"'I should be happy to advance it without further parley from my own private purse,' said I, 'were it not that the strain would be rather more than it could bear.
During a parley under a flag of truce, the Spanish informed the English that their longboat had been captured, with three of the crew killed and the rest imprisoned in Havana.
He rode upon a grey ass, as Sancho said, and this was what made it seem to Don Quixote to be a dapple-grey steed and a knight and a golden helmet; for everything he saw he made to fall in with his crazy chivalry and ill-errant notions; and when he saw the poor knight draw near, without entering into any parley with him, at Rocinante's top speed he bore down upon him with the pike pointed low, fully determined to run him through and through, and as he reached him, without checking the fury of his charge, he cried to him: "Defend thyself, miserable being, or yield me of thine own accord that which is so reasonably my due."
He was involved in a parley at Marlborough in 1642 when he saw off the Royalist forces under Lord Digby prior to the Siege of Marlborough.
If that is your purpose, then let it be clearly known to you that you parley with unyielding men, even if it mean our death."
In the episode "The Dentist", for instance, she learns she must pay when late for her appointment with the dentist (played by Parley Baer in this episode).
It runs mostly along Worthington Ridge Road from the intersection of Mill Street (Route 372) to Peter Parley Row.
Leo lured Bohemond to Bagras under pretense of a parley, captured him, and imprisoned him in Sis.
On Christmas eve, the episode "The Runaways", written by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., guest starred character actor Parley Baer and Joan Tompkins.
Parley Baer is cast in the segment as Kitty's wealthy father, Fred McAllen, from whom Jackson expects to extort money once he has married Kitty.
The autobiography of Parley Pratt recalls: "While we thus made our escape the companies of ruffians were ranging in every direction; bursting into homes without fear, knowing that the people Mormons were disarmed; frightening women and children, and threatening to kill them if they did not flee immediately.
The royal troops, commanded by the Duke of Suffolk, are severely outnumbered and are forced to parley, whilst on the Continent the papacy sends a newly appointed English cardinal to persuade the Spanish and French monarchs to support the English rebellion, deemed the Pilgrimage of Grace by its followers as their objective is to restore the old Catholic religious practices.
The S Line (formerly known as Sugar House Streetcar) project includes two stops near Forest Dale and Parley's Trail will run along the streetcar line.
Through the crevices in the granite he had seen the two young peasants talking with the carbineers, and guessed the subject of their parley.

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