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parry
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • ’Well, Tommy,’ said this gentleman, making a thrust at his friend, who parried it dexterously with his slipper, ’what’s the news?’
  • …and entangled sentences, the upshot of which was, that Mrs Kenwigs had examined him, at great length that morning, touching the origin of his acquaintance with, and the whole life, adventures, and pedigree of, Nicholas; that Newman had parried these questions as long as he could, but being, at length, hard pressed and driven into a corner, had gone so far as to admit, that Nicholas was a tutor of great accomplishments, involved in some misfortunes which he was not at liberty to…

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