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used in Oliver Twist

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a negotiation or discussion — especially between enemies
  • The accounts of his ferocity as related by Mrs. Sowerberry and Charlotte, were of so startling a nature, that Mr. Bumble judged it prudent to parley, before opening the door.
    Chapter 7 — Oliver Continues Refactory (32% in)
  • Before he could shut the door, however, the doctor had passed into the parlour, without a word of parley.
    Chapter 32 — Of the Happy Life Oliver Began to Lead with His Kind Friends (26% in)
  • 'I have not the inclination to parley,' said Mr. Brownlow, 'and, as I advocate the dearest interests of others, I have not the right.'
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (15% in)

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