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Definition a negotiation or discussion — especially between enemies
  • The two countries sent peace negotiators to parley in Paris.
parley = a negotiation or discussion — especially between enemies
  • 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
  • ...waited no longer to hold parley with the hermit,
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • parley = negotiation or discussion — especially between enemies
  • "An attack?"
    "A parley, rather," said Sopespian. See, they carry green branches. They are coming to surrender most likely.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • parley = a negotiation or discussion — especially between enemies
  • Now, Percy Jackson, let us parley?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • parley = negotiate or discuss — especially between enemies
  • Nevertheless, the man who had the key parleyed, simply to gain time.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I expect I'll parley-vous with thou full often now—I'm a great friend of Doc Arrowsmith.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Outside in the gloom they stood, while the leader parleyed within.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • She would keep the gate ajar and open a parley; she would certainly not allow number three to come in.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • After a parley in the hall, someone came upstairs, and Vronsky's steps could be heard passing the drawing room.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Mance Rayder wants to parley with us.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • The sound of his voice made Maud quickly draw close to me, as for protection, and she rested one hand on my arm while we parleyed.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • I am sent from my people in good faith to parley with you on matters concerning our common interests.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • We came expecting to find none living here; yet now that we are met there is matter for a parley and a council.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • "Well—I parleyed, didn't I?"
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • To end the parley, he raised the cup and drank.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • They stand, and would have parley.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • She heard the voice of the Savage parleying with silence.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Parley vous parley vous yes sir no sir lonesome honey where's that American voice? god I'd like to find her.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • Indeed, because you are a banish'd man, Therefore, above the rest, we parley to you.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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