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parley
used in Tom Jones

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Definition
a negotiation or discussion — especially between enemies
  • Here ensued a parley, which, as I do not think myself obliged to relate it, I shall omit.
    Book 5 (82% in)
  • A parley now was set on foot between the parties; during which the artful fair so slily and imperceptibly carried on her attack, that she had almost subdued the heart of our heroe before she again repaired to acts of hostility.
    Book 9 (70% in)
  • In short, no sooner had the amorous parley ended and the lady had unmasked the royal battery, by carelessly letting her handkerchief drop from her neck, than the heart of Mr Jones was entirely taken, and the fair conqueror enjoyed the usual fruits of her victory.
    Book 9 (71% in)

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