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parry
used in The Sea of Monsters

3 uses
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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 slashed at Annabeth, and I parried the blade away.
    Chapter 19 (83% in)
parried = deflected (forced in a harmless direction)
  • Annabeth moved in on my left and tried to distract one of the heads, parrying its teeth with her knife, but another head swung sideways like a club and knocked her into the muck.
    Chapter 10 (86% in)
  • I parried, returned with a thrust.
    Chapter 18 (16% in)

There are no more uses of "parry" in The Sea of Monsters.

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