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Sample sentences for the GRE study word parry

parry can be used as a verb
parry can be used as a noun

1.My blade was swinging with the rapidity of lightning as I sought to parry the thrusts and cuts of my opponents. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
2."Then give me water," cried Danglars, endeavoring to parry the blow. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
3.Hyde whom I described was to have full liberty and power about my house in the square and to parry mishaps, I even called and made myself a familiar object, in my second character. - from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
4.made but a faint attempt to parry this unexpected blow the monarchy he had scarcely reconstructed tottered on its precarious foundation, and at a sign from the emperor the incongruous structure of ancient prejudices and new ideas fell to the ground. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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