Boehner parried—with no apology to Dr. Evil of the Austin Powers movies.
Bachmann parried smoothly, once again equating submission with respect.
He parried the matter well on Monday, at the NATO press conference.
To which Jay parried, “I was gonna say the same thing for you!”
He parried every question and implication that Wallace threw at him with equanimity, humility, politeness, and even humor.
Raj Shiva parried the blow with his forearm, then his big hands moved swiftly and the knife clattered to the floor.
I turned, parried the blow with my gun, and the tomahawk was struck from his hand.
He showed both tact and temper, parried the charges against him, and was at last set at liberty.
He parried it, leaped upon a chair, and stood there smiling.
Rathbone parried it, but was wounded deeply in the arm and his hold loosed.
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.