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parry
used in City of Bones

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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
  • I parried the blow, and we fought up and down the dais, while the battle raged around us and one by one the members of the Circle fell.
    Chapter 21 (61% in)

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  • Clary pulled away from Jace and saw that Valentine had struck at Luke, who had met his blow with an ear-shattering parry.
    Chapter 23 (40% in)

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