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parry
used in Middlemarch

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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 had hit on a more ingenious mode of parrying than he was aware of.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (88% in)

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  • "Not much, I am sorry to say," answered the Vicar, accustomed to parry Mr. Toller's banter about his belief in the new medical light.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (0% in)

There are no more uses of "parry" in Middlemarch.

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