verb (used with object), par·ried, par·ry·ing.
verb (used without object), par·ried, par·ry·ing.
noun, plural par·ries.
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Origin of parry
OTHER WORDS FROM parrypar·ri·a·ble, adjectivepar·ri·er, nounun·par·ried, adjectiveun·par·ry·ing, adjective
Definition for parry (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for parry
To which Jay parried, “I was gonna say the same thing for you!”
Morales parried that the new constitution essentially reset the political clock, allowing him a second shot at reelection.Is Edward Snowden Bound for Bolivia? Evo Morales Sure Seems to Hope So|Eli Lake, Mac Margolis|July 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He parried the matter well on Monday, at the NATO press conference.
He parried every question and implication that Wallace threw at him with equanimity, humility, politeness, and even humor.Was Mike Wallace’s Toughest Interview a 12-Year-Old Kid?|Catie Lazarus|April 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Bachmann parried smoothly, once again equating submission with respect.
But the proposal long warded off could not be parried forever.Prisoners|Mary Cholmondeley
With a turn of the wrist he parried the thrust, which was aimed low, but could not prevent the blade from entering his shoulder.With Drake on the Spanish Main|Herbert Strang
I won't say he parried them—he simply refused to answer them.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Kumasaka followed and again lunged out with the spear, and Ushiwaka parried the spear-blade quite lightly.Certain Noble Plays of Japan|Ezra Pound
Kari leapt at me like the tree-lion of his own forests, but I avoided and parried.The Virgin of the Sun|H. R. Haggard