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Origin of parlous
OTHER WORDS FROM parlouspar·lous·ly, adverbpar·lous·ness, noun
Words nearby parlous
Example sentences from the Web for parlous
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
Archy's suspicions are awakened, and he climbs into the pork pie through an air hole, and prepares his soul for parlous times.Shandygaff|Christopher Morley
Now we all know that it is a parlous affair to fall in love in middle age.The Romance of His Life|Mary Cholmondeley
As you start so you go on, for changing horses in mid-stream has ever been a parlous business.The Smiling Hill-Top|Julia M. Sloane
And now with Ned Rackham in the van, it seemed that the British sailors were in a parlous plight and that their sortie must fail.Blackbeard: Buccaneer|Ralph D. Paine
Ay, sir, an you will; but our case is parlous; I fear me our leisure will not serve.With Drake on the Spanish Main|Herbert Strang