parsing the politics of what the court decides is tricky, with political victory not necessarily accompanying a judicial win.
Somehow, though, his plastic smiles and parsing of words just make him appear the consummate politician.
That parsing of the pecking order, though, didn't extend to his personal life or interactions with colleagues.
Police investigators will now concentrate on parsing what really happened at the W Hotel before deciding on further steps.
So now, a grand jury sits in St. Louis County, taking testimony and parsing evidence.
So much time would be devoted to parsing every sentence through the book.
Claire increasingly showed the strain, the unhappiness, through which she was parsing.
The steam of the soup obscured the wall-maps, and the parsing exercise on the blackboard.
Are you sure you've not forgotten that lesson in the parsing, child?'
This morning over his parsing he asked me—'Mother, which is realest, what we touch or what we feel?'
1550s, "to state the parts of speech in a sentence," verb use of Middle English pars (n.) "part of speech" (c.1300), from Old French pars, plural of part "part," from Latin pars (see part (n.)) in school question, Quae pars orationis? "What part of speech?" Transferred (non-grammatical) use is from 1788. Pars was a common plural of part (n.) in early Middle English. Related: Parsed; parsing.