Definition of 'parlous'
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But its parlous condition arguably meant that producers and financiers were forced to gamble on new ideas. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This parlous financial position is a direct political legacy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The accusation that religious groups are exploiting parlous economic conditions to add numbers to their flock is a common one. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Somehow, he has traded this parlous position for the heady anticipation of today. Times, Sunday Times (2007)England's situation is more parlous. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Gas plants can be built quickly, and may be the only resort when we wake up to our parlous energy supply situation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The UK is in a particularly parlous financial position. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The big risk would be Spain, which is in an increasingly parlous condition. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The club's position was too parlous and the chairman's appeal was basic. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is one of a number of tax increases devised to remedy France's parlous budgetary position. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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