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parry
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Cyrano de Bergerac
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parry
Used in
Cyrano de Bergerac
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  • Tac! I parry the point of your steel; —The point you hoped to make me feel; I open the line, now clutch Your spit, Sir Scullion—slow your zeal!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • CYRANO: I parry it—find myself. . . CHRISTIAN: Nose to nose. . . CYRANO (bounding on to him): Heaven and earth! (All the Gascons leap up to see, but when he is close to Christian he controls himself and continues): . . .With a hundred brawling sots, Who stank. . . CHRISTIAN: A noseful. . . CYRANO (white, but smiling): Onions, brandy-cups! I leapt out, head well down. . . CHRISTIAN: Nosing the wind! CYRANO: I charge!—gore two, impale one—run him through, One aims at me—Paf! and I parry.…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …sots, Who stank. . . CHRISTIAN: A noseful. . . CYRANO (white, but smiling): Onions, brandy-cups! I leapt out, head well down. . . CHRISTIAN: Nosing the wind! CYRANO: I charge!—gore two, impale one—run him through, One aims at me—Paf! and I parry. . . CHRISTIAN: Pif! CYRANO (bursting out): Great God! Out! all of you! (The cadets rush to the doors.) FIRST CADET: The tiger wakes! CYRANO: Every man, out! Leave me alone with him! SECOND CADET: We shall find him minced fine, minced into hash…  (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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