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par·a·ble
[par-uh-buhl]
NOUN
1.
a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson.
2.
a statement or comment that conveys a meaning indirectly by the use of comparison, analogy, or the like.
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Parable - Wikipedia

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A parable is a succinct, didactic story, in prose or verse, which illustrates one or more instructive lessons or principles. It differs from a fable in that fables employ ...

What is a parable? - GotQuestions.org

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Answer: A parable is, literally, something “cast alongside” something else. Jesus' parables were stories that were “cast alongside” a truth in order to illustrate that ...

Parable | Define Parable at Dictionary.com

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Parable definition, a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson. See more.

Introduction: What Is a Parable? - RCNet

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Parable | Definition of Parable by Merriam-Webster

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Define parable: a short story that teaches a moral or spiritual lesson; especially : one of the stories told by Jesus Christ… — parable in a sentence.

Introduction to the Parables | Bible.org

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Aug 17, 2004 ... What is a parable? A parable is a fictitious or made up story designed to teach a lesson through comparison. When you hear the story, you can ...

parable - Dictionary Definition : Vocabulary.com

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A parable is a short and simple story that teaches a religious or moral lesson. The parable of the Good Samaritan and the parable of the Prodigal Son are just ...

parable - definition of parable in English | Oxford Dictionaries

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A simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the Gospels: 'the parable of the blind men and the elephant'. 'a modern-day ...