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parley
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Oliver Twist
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  • The accounts of his ferocity as related by Mrs. Sowerberry and Charlotte, were of so startling a nature, that Mr. Bumble judged it prudent to parley, before opening the door.
  • Before he could shut the door, however, the doctor had passed into the parlour, without a word of parley.
  • ’I have not the inclination to parley,’ said Mr. Brownlow, ’and, as I advocate the dearest interests of others, I have not the right.’

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  • The two countries sent peace negotiators to parley in Paris.
  • We then called again to the foremost boat, and offered a truce, to parley again, and to know what her business was with us; but had no answer, only she crowded close under our stern.
    Daniel Defoe  --  The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

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