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parry
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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parry
Used in
The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • "Then give me water," cried Danglars, endeavoring to parry the blow.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (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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