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Origin of parlous
OTHER WORDS FROM parlouspar·lous·ly, adverbpar·lous·ness, noun
Words nearby parlous
How to use parlous in a sentence
One day, while walking the dog, Joel weighed in on the parlous state of the federal minimum wage.Fighting With a Family Member Over Politics? Try These 4 Steps|Belinda Luscombe|February 19, 2021|Time
They also counted on exploiting Honduras's parlous state of affairs among frightened voters.Honduras Presidential Election Passes Over Chavez Loyalists|Mac Margolis|November 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Cities in parlous financial condition often need creditors to keep going.
It could happen here—and in 2010, a parlous American economy did give the GOP a robust midterm triumph.Obama Realigns, the GOP Declines: The New Political Paradigm|Robert Shrum|February 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Not since Harry Truman has a president taken office at a more parlous moment.
Twelve months earlier, under guidance of Land League, Ireland was in a parlous state.
He resented what he imagined as being the knowledge these boon companions boasted of his parlous state.The Terms of Surrender|Louis Tracy
If the forgiveness of our debtors is a condition precedent to our own forgiveness, most of us are in a parlous state.The Law and the Poor|Edward Abbott Parry
These were no doubt fearful of boring the Christians whose precious society the Jew enjoyed on a parlous tenure.Ghetto Comedies|Israel Zangwill
What a mercy poor Whitefoot was sure footed, and did not stumble, for the way was parlous difficult.The House of Walderne|A. D. Crake