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parry
used in Not Without My Daughter

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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
  • On those evenings when he did arrive, his arms laden with groceries, he was short and sullen, parrying my questions about Mahtob with a terse "She is all right."

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