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parablepar‧a‧ble /ˈpærəbəl/ noun [countable]  RRCRFa short simple story that teaches a moral or religious lesson, especially one of the stories told by Jesus in the Bible
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parableIn this, like both Priest and Sister My Sister, it functions as a parable of enlightenment and individualism.In many ways Alan Bond's demise is a parable of the last 10 years.If she had a gift, he thought, it was for parable and double-talk.Instead, he used wit appropriately, as in some of his parables.It is a kind of parable for the eighties -- a lesson about the destructiveness of greed.When the music stopped, Gary concentrated on the parable of the prodigal son.Let me tell you the parable of the Bavarian-cream pies.the parable of 'The Prodigal Son'The parables of the kingdom, therefore, are still seen as relevant today by all Christians.Christ used parables to explain moral questions in a way that people could understand.
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