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Word: parry

Definition: ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.


Sentences Containing 'parry'

made but a faint attempt to parry this unexpected blow; the monarchy he had scarcely reconstructed tottered on its precarious foundation, and at a sign from the emperor the incongruous structure of ancient prejudices and new ideas fell to the ground.
``Then give me water,''cried Danglars, endeavoring to parry the blow.

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