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.
He parried the matter well on Monday, at the NATO press conference.
Boehner parried—with no apology to Dr. Evil of the Austin Powers movies.
Bachmann parried smoothly, once again equating submission with respect.
Raj Shiva parried the blow with his forearm, then his big hands moved swiftly and the knife clattered to the floor.
Greer countered fiercely with his left, but it was parried easily.
He showed both tact and temper, parried the charges against him, and was at last set at liberty.
He parried the blow on his sabre, and with the flat of it knocked his assailant senseless.
Rathbone parried it, but was wounded deeply in the arm and his hold loosed.
1630s, from French parez! (which commonly would have been heard in fencing lessons), imperative of parer "ward off," from Italian parare "to ward or defend a blow" (see para- (2)). Related: Parried; parrying. Non-fencing use is from 1718. The noun is 1705, from the verb.