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parry
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Northanger Abbey
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parry
Used in
Northanger Abbey
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  • I have been saying how glad I should be if the Skinners were here this winter instead of last; or if the Parrys had come, as they talked of once, she might have danced with George Parry.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • She parried the question by asking...

  • The knight parried and struck back.

  • She parried his attempts to provoke her.

  • Others circled to listen to the thrust and parry of their exchange.

  • We exchanged thrusts and parries, getting a feel for each other`s fighting style.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
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