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parry
used in Lord of the Flies

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Definition
to avoid — especially to deflect (cause something to change direction)
in 2 primary senses:
  • to avoid an attack — especially a physical attack as when deflecting the thrust of a sword
  • to avoid answering a question with a clever response that directs attention elsewhere
  • He struck in a humming circle behind him and Ralph only just parried the blow.
    p. 179.3

There are no more uses of "parry" in Lord of the Flies.

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