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Twelve months earlier, under guidance of Land League, Ireland was in a parlous state.
He resented what he imagined as being the knowledge these boon companions boasted of his parlous state.
If the forgiveness of our debtors is a condition precedent to our own forgiveness, most of us are in a parlous state.
THE LAW AND THE POOREDWARD ABBOTT PARRY
These were no doubt fearful of boring the Christians whose precious society the Jew enjoyed on a parlous tenure.
GHETTO COMEDIESISRAEL ZANGWILL
What a mercy poor Whitefoot was sure footed, and did not stumble, for the way was parlous difficult.
Archy's suspicions are awakened, and he climbs into the pork pie through an air hole, and prepares his soul for parlous times.
SHANDYGAFFCHRISTOPHER MORLEY
I began to realize what a parlous plight we were in and what a roundabout road we must tread to get out of it.
THE HOUSE UNDER THE SEASIR MAX PEMBERTON
To console her when I myself was in a parlous plight was just as though one drowning man should hold out his hand to another.
THE HOUSE UNDER THE SEASIR MAX PEMBERTON
When, with a sequence of shocking shots, he took the seventeenth hole in eight, he was in a parlous condition.
He was at a loss how to open the parlous subject, how to communicate to Crispin the amazing news upon which he had stumbled.
THE TAVERN KNIGHTRAFAEL SABATINI

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