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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of parley.


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  • "And I haven't done a thing to you," Harley parleyed.


  • So she stood in the snow at the Greek girl's door, with the frost at sixty below, and parleyed with the waiting-maid for a full five minutes.

    Jack London Play:The Scorn of Women

  • The sound of his voice made Maud quickly draw close to me, as for protection, and she rested one hand on my arm while we parleyed.

    Chapter 34

  • These partnerships have proven to be win-win-win situations: Sponsors are quietly acknowledged in mail-outs to schools, parents, teachers, media outlets and in advertising campaigns; costs to schools are reduced; our teacher-librarians 'association has been able to turn a yearly profit which can be parleyed into professional development opportunities for our members and increased literacy opportunities for our students.

    Disaster to District Literacy Success -reprise

  • Seko, a talented artist from Torrance, Calif., has parleyed his obsession with World Gone Mad movies into a brand new comic book called Zombieman Zero, A Science Fiction Comic Book Fantasy.

    January « 2010 « Haikasoru: Space Opera. Dark Fantasy. Hard Science.

  • Ashby vowed to fight to the death, so the two sides parleyed, the captain brought out rum, everyone took a swig, and the Indians left.

    George Washington’s First War

  • A slant-eyed Japanese parleyed with her for a fruitless space, then led her inside and disappeared.


  • It pictures women as grown-up mean girls, the sort everyone hated in high school and who have now parleyed their cruel social climbing to the bigger stages of New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and D.C. The shows denigrate women by implying that they get ahead by being materialistic gossips and marrying the right men.

    Diana Butler Bass: The Real Housewives of Proverbs 31

  • Among them, going back more than three decades, they have more experience observing North Korea than some of the high-profile diplomats who have parleyed with Pyongyang in recent years from the five-star hotels of Beijing and Berlin.

    Kim Jong Il's 'Cashbox'

  • Platoon leaders parleyed by radio before calling Duval for help.



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