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Parle, subst. parley, conversation, conference (with a view to come to an agreement): “the gentlemen that every day with p. encounter me,” Gent. I, 2, 5. Chiefly a conference with enemies tending to restore peace: “the nature of our quarrel yet never brooked p.” Shr. I, 1, 117. “our trumpet called you to this gentle p.” John II, 205. “vouchsafe a p.” John II, 205 “sound so base a p.” R2 I, 1, 192. “send the breath of p. into his ruined ears,” III, 3, 33 (Qq parlee). “this is the latest p. we will admit,” H5 III, 3, 2. “sound a p.” H6C V, 1, 16. “break the p.” Tit. V, 3, 19. “in an angry p.” Hml. I, 1, 62.
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