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


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  • John McCain parried away a question Wednesday about his supposedly hot-headed demeanor by talking up his long bipartisan record in the United States Senate.

    Voter tells McCain his temper is 'something of concern'

  • When a couple of soldiers let arrows loose at the retreating visitors, the magically augmented sword parried them with ease.

    Kingdoms of Light

  • His sword parried the stroke of one guard member, while he caught the weapon of the other and pulled it hard, yanking the soldier off-balance.

    Mercadian Masques

  • As I was thrusting for his groin he "parried" (deflected) my stab up and into the neck protector.

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  • He successfully crushed a bloody insurrection by violent Islamists in the 1990s; he suppressed, brutally at times, a growing prodemocracy protest movement that gained steam in 2003 to 2005; and he parried until recently Washington's attempt to force substantive democratic reforms on Egypt, made most forcefully during the years of the George W. Bush administration.

    An Abrupt End to a Powerful Reign

  • When Mr. Serra criticized Brazil's growing tax revenues as a symptom of the bigger bureaucracy and increased government spending that have developed under the current administration, she parried the criticism by reminding viewers of growing prosperity.

    Brazilians Vote in Presidential Runoff

  • Aidan sought to evade the guiding point of the sword, but every blow was parried.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Mr. Sarkozy parried questions from journalists about his opposition to Turkish membership in the EU, describing Turkey as a big country with an important international role to play that should work closely with the EU.

    Sarkozy Calls for Gadhafi to Retire

  • Arianna parried that the public cared far more about jobs than repeal in 2010 and 2011.

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  • Rebel fighters on Monday parried sniper fire and artillery attacks in Zawiya, 30 miles west of Tripoli, and Gharyan, to the south of the Libyan capital.

    Gadhafi in Rebel, Diplomatic Pinch


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