Synonyms for parlous

Grammar : Adj
Spell : pahr-luh s
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpɑr ləs

Top 10 synonyms for parlous Other synonyms for the word parlous

Définition of parlous

Origin :
  • late 14c., late Middle English contraction of perilous.
  • adj dangerous
Example sentences :
  • You might find yourself in a parlous condition, Master Helstrop.
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Yet reflect upon the parlous condition in which she found herself.
  • Extract from : « The Shame of Motley » by Raphael Sabatini
  • Ruth wrung her hands in her dismay, confronted by a parlous choice.
  • Extract from : « Mistress Wilding » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Five or six years ago its affairs were in so parlous a state that 19s.
  • Extract from : « The World in Chains » by John Mavrogordato
  • Fate had given Mayo and his associate an ideal crew for that parlous job.
  • Extract from : « Blow The Man Down » by Holman Day
  • At this present moment a friend, a New Zealander, is in parlous plight.
  • Extract from : « A Yeoman's Letters » by P. T. Ross
  • Know you not, Sir Knight, that these be parlous days for making of new monopolies?
  • Extract from : « The Panchronicon » by Harold Steele Mackaye
  • Six horses could not move it, and Guard F. Feecham was in parlous plight.
  • Extract from : « The King's Post » by R. C. Tombs
  • Now we all know that it is a parlous affair to fall in love in middle age.
  • Extract from : « The Romance of His Life » by Mary Cholmondeley
  • It was plain paddling with the stream, but parlous slow, and hot and cramped.
  • Extract from : « A Civil Servant in Burma » by Herbert Thirkel White
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