Synonyms for parry
|Grammar : Verb|
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|Phonetic Transcription : ˈpær i|
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Définition of parryOrigin :
- 1630s, from French parez! (which commonly would have been heard in fencing lessons), imperative of parer "ward off," from Italian parare "to ward or defend a blow" (see para- (2)). Related: Parried; parrying. Non-fencing use is from 1718. The noun is 1705, from the verb.
- verb ward off, circumvent
- She could not parry the question as she had done before, and it probed depths.
- Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
- Now this was a home-thrust, George, which I could not parry off.
- Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
- It was cut and parry and stab as quick as eye could see or hand act.
- Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
- But it would never have occurred to me to parry her queries.
- Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
- And such they were, when the first thrust and parry told that the work had begun.
- Extract from : « Ridgeway » by Scian Dubh
- Good Indian was too proud to parry, too bitter with himself to deny.
- Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
- Parry, too, clapped his hands, and felt as if he wanted to crow.
- Extract from : « Harper's Young People, June 15, 1880 » by Various
- But Gregory's answer had been a lunge which the boy had been forced to parry.
- Extract from : « The Tavern Knight » by Rafael Sabatini
- Daniel replied with repose and managed to parry or evade all inquiries.
- Extract from : « Melomaniacs » by James Huneker
- I can parry off the one; I cannot help feeling the burning rays of the other.
- Extract from : « Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I. » by Charles James Lever
Antonyms for parry
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