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Parle  v. i.  To talk; to converse; to parley. (Obs.) "Finding himself too weak, began to parle."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Parle" Quotes from Famous Books



... debate on the Turkish question, when Palmerston made a wretched speech, and Peel attacked him very smartly, as it is his delight to do, for he dislikes Palmerston. Talleyrand said to me last night, 'Palmerston a tres-bien parle.' I told him everybody thought it pitiable. He certainly took care to flatter France and not to offend Russia. In the Lords Brougham took occasion, in replying to some question of Ellenborough's, to defend himself from the charges which have been brought against ...
— The Greville Memoirs - A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, Vol. III • Charles C. F. Greville

... Stevens and family proceeded to Lake Harriet, in Hennepin county, and built a suitable house, and Dr. Williamson and wife, Mr. Huggins and wife, and Miss Poage, went to Lac qui Parle, where they were welcomed by Mr. Renville, a trader at that point, after whom the ...
— The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier • Charles E. Flandrau

... PARLE PARLA French, Franzoesich, Frangais, Francese, German, Deutsch, Allemand, Tedesco, Italian and Italienisch u. Italien et Italiano ed English Englisch Anglais Inglese fluently sehr ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science - Vol. XI, No. 27, June, 1873 • Various

... Monsieur," he said angrily on one occasion to Dumouriez, who had accidentally referred to one of the "considerable" personages of the Court, "Apprenez qu'il n'y a pas de considerable ici, que la personne a laquelle je parle et pendant le temps que ...
— Russia • Donald Mackenzie Wallace

... the case," he concluded, "typewriting has an individuality like that of the Bertillon system, finger-prints, or the portrait parle." ...
— The Dream Doctor • Arthur B. Reeve

... woman's book, in its merits and defects,—and supremely timid in all the points where one wants, and has a right to expect, some fruit of all the pretence and George Sandism. These are occasions when one does say, in the phrase of her school, 'que la Femme parle!' or what is better, let her act! and how does Consuelo comfort herself on such an emergency? Why, she bravely lets the uninspired people throw down one by one their dearest prejudices at her feet, and then, like a very actress, picks them up, like so many flowers, returning ...
— The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 • Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

... understand that, all right. But," and he leaned forward earnestly and brought his fist down hard on the table with a resounding Irish oath, "the finger-print system, the infallible finger-print system, has gone to pieces. We've just imported this new 'portrait parle' fresh from Paris and London, invented by Bertillon and all that sort of thing - it has gone to pieces, too. It's a fine case, this is, with nothing left of either scientific or unscientific criminal-catching to rely on. There - what ...
— The Poisoned Pen • Arthur B. Reeve

... j'ai connu Fleeming Jenkin! C'etait en Mai 1878. Nous etions tous deux membres du jury de l'Exposition Universelle. On n'avait rien fait qui vaille a la premiere seance de notre classe, qui avait eu lieu le matin. Tout le monde avait parle et reparle pour ne rien dire. Cela durait depuis huit heures; il etait midi. Je demandai la parole pour une motion d'ordre, et je proposal que la seance fut levee a la condition que chaque membre francais emportat a dejeuner un jure etranger. Jenkin applaudit. "Je vous emmene dejeuner," ...
— The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9 • Robert Louis Stevenson

... audience, yet I suspect Louis XVIII is by no means of a relenting nature, and that he is as little inclined to pardon political trespasses as his ancestor Louis IX was disposed to pardon those against religion; for, according to Gibbon, his recommendation to his followers was: "Si quelqu'un parle contre la foi chretienne dans votre presence, ...
— After Waterloo: Reminiscences of European Travel 1815-1819 • Major W. E Frye

... dont je vous parle, M. Eyssette n'avait pas la goutte, et la douleur de se voir ruin en avait fait un homme terrible que personne ne pouvait approcher. Il fallut le saigner deux fois en quinze jours. Autour de lui, chacun ...
— Le Petit Chose (part 1) - Histoire d'un Enfant • Alphonse Daudet

... m'applaudissez pas; ce n'est pas moi qui vous parle; c'est l'histoire qui parle par ma bouche.—Revue ...
— Lectures on Modern history • Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton

... 6: It is possible that the conversation of Mme de Sable concentrated his thoughts on self-love. A contemporary MS. says of that lady, "Elle flatte fort l'amour propre quand elle parle aux gens." But egotism was a new discovery which fascinated everybody in the third quarter of ...
— Three French Moralists and The Gallantry of France • Edmund Gosse

... dont j'ai parle (Sec. 354) qui touche celui de la Dole, et qui porte le nom de Vouarne, est d'une structure singuliere. Les bancs dont il est compose sont escarpes, les uns en montant contre le nord-est sous un angle de 40 a 50 degres; les autres en s'elevant ...
— Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4) • James Hutton

... eclatante... au genie de l'auteur. Le peintre (David)... nous repond: Chenier une belle tragedie! c'est impossible. Son ame a-t-elle jamais pu sentir la liberte {275} pour la bien rendre? Non, je n'y crois pas. A quelques jours de la, me trouvant avec Barere et Billaud-Varennes, on parle de Timoleon. Billaud ne put dissimuler son humeur: Elle ne vaut rien; elle n'aura pas l'honneur de la representation. Qu'entend-il par ...
— The French Revolution - A Short History • R. M. Johnston

... young men waited in vain. Serpolette came on, a charming girl, in her cotton cap, provoking and challenging. "Hein, qui parle de Serpolette?" she demanded of the gossips, with her arms akimbo in a combative attitude. Some one applauded, and after him all those in the reserved seats. Without changing her girlish attitude, Serpolette gazed at the person who had started the applause and paid ...
— The Reign of Greed - Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' • Jose Rizal

... le concevoir, a fait l'intelligence: Sous la nature enfin dcouvre son auteur! Une voix l'esprit parle dans son silence: Qui n'a pas entendu cette voix dans ...
— French Lyrics • Arthur Graves Canfield

... portrait charmant, Je vous l'avourai sans mystere, Mes filles en out fait autant, Mais c'est un secret qu'il faut taire. Vous trouverez bon qu'une mere Vous parle un peu plus hardiment, Et vous verrez qu'egalement, En tous les ...
— Albert Gallatin - American Statesmen Series, Vol. XIII • John Austin Stevens

... will I signiour Gremio: but a word I pray: Though the nature of our quarrell yet neuer brook'd parle, know now vpon aduice, it toucheth vs both: that we may yet againe haue accesse to our faire Mistris, and be happie riuals in Bianca's loue, to labour and effect one ...
— The First Folio [35 Plays] • William Shakespeare

... Pray tell me what are the amusements of those assemblies? Are they little commercial play, are they music, are they 'la belle conversation', or are they all three? 'Y file-t-on le parfait amour? Y debite-t-on les beaux sentimens? Ou est-ce yu'on y parle Epigramme? And pray which is your department? 'Tutis depone in auribus'. Whichever it is, endeavor to shine and excel in it. Aim at least at the perfection of everything that is worth doing at all; and you will come ...
— The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son • The Earl of Chesterfield

... Dieu et les Hommes ([OE]uvres, etc., de Voltaire, 1837, vi. 236, chap. xx.): "Notre Warburton s'est epuise a ramasser dans son fatras de la Divine legation, toutes les preuves que l'auteur du Pentateuque, n'a jamais parle d'une vie a venir, et il n'a pas eu grande peine; mais il en tire une plaisante conclusion, et digne d'un esprit aussi ...
— The Works of Lord Byron - Poetry, Volume V. • Lord Byron

... Besides, all old women are not imbeciles, history records cases of a different kind, and even some curates are as intelligent as the apes, whose anatomy and customs, about that time, much occupied Professor Huxley. In Balaam's conversation with his ass, it was not so much the fact that mon ane parle bien which interested the prophet, as the circumstance that mon ane parle. Science has obviously soared very high, when she cannot be interested by the fact (if a fact) that the dead are communicating with us, apart from the value of what ...
— Cock Lane and Common-Sense • Andrew Lang

... of Mirth Ye have left your souls on earth! Have ye souls in heaven too, Doubled-lived in regions new? —Yes, and those of heaven commune With the spheres of sun and moon; With the noise of fountains wonderous And the parle of voices thunderous; With the whisper of heaven's trees And one another, in soft ease Seated on Elysian lawns Browsed by none but Dian's fawns; Underneath large blue-bells tented, Where the daisies are rose-scented, And the ...
— The Golden Treasury - Of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language • Various



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