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parry
used in The Magic Mountain

3 uses
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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
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
  • Settembrini parried.
    6.2 - Someone Else (66% in)

There are no more uses of "parry" flagged with this meaning in The Magic Mountain.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • You parry my thrusts not without elegance.
    5.5 - Encyclopedia (86% in)
  • Despite everything he could do, Hans Castorp's face looked strained, and even phrases like "you don't say" and "well, I never," with which he tried to parry her opening move, sounded strained.
    5.2 - My God, I See It! (27% in)

There are no more uses of "parry" in The Magic Mountain.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®