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  • We came expecting to find none living here; yet now that we are met there is matter for a parley and a council.
  • Who are you, and of what would you parley?
  • I will not parley, as I have said, with armed men at my gate.
  • You shall not depart from it, until you call on your side for a truce and a parley.
  • With my friends behind them and winter upon them, they will perhaps be in softer mood to parley with.

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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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