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parry
used in Wuthering Heights

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Definition
to avoid — in 2 primary senses:
  • to avoid an attack — especially a physical attack as when deflecting the thrust of a sword
  • to avoid answering a question with a clever response that directs attention elsewhere
  • I felt my heels and coat-laps peculiar subjects of assault; and parrying off the larger combatants as effectually as I could with the poker, I was constrained to demand, aloud, assistance from some of the household in re-establishing peace.
    Chapter 1 (78% in)

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