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 Meanings and Examples of PARRY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing
Classic Sentence:
1  "Then give me water," cried Danglars, endeavoring to parry the blow.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 116. The Pardon.
2  And I have the honor of assuring you that I killed one of them with his own sword," said Aramis; "for mine was broken at the first parry.
Get Context   In 3 THE AUDIENCE
3  Such was the address of each in parrying and striking, that the spectators broke forth into a unanimous and involuntary shout, expressive of their delight and admiration.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
4  Old Entellus stands immoveable and astrain, only parrying hits with body and watchful eye.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIFTH
5  He stood still in deference to their calls and parried their banter with easy words.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
6  Although awakened, so to speak, with a start, Jean Valjean, accustomed to alarms, and steeled to unforeseen shocks that must be promptly parried, instantly regained possession of his presence of mind.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence:
1  Unwilling to injure his opponent in such a pointless clash, Dartagnan simply tried to parry his rival's thrusts.
2  In an awkward press conference, Mr King parried questions on the allegations.
3  He parried the unwelcome question very skilfully.