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Parley, subst. a conversation or conference tending to come to an agreement: in such a p. (of looks) “should I answer thee,” H4A III, 1, 204. “calls to p. the sleepers of the house,” Mcb. II, 3, 87. “what an eye she has! methinks it sounds a p. of provocation,” Oth. II, 3, 23 (Ff a p. to provocation). Chiefly a conference with enemies: Lucr. 471. John V, 1, 68. R2 III, 3, 33 (Qq parlee, Ff parle). H4B IV, 1, 159. H5 III, 2, 149. H6A III, 3, 35. H6A III, 3, 35 H6A III, 3, 35 V, 3, 130. H6B IV, 8, 5. H6C II, 2, 110. Tit. IV, 4, 101. V, 1, 159. Caes. V, 1, 21.
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