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1. parable

noun. ['ˈpɛrəbəl'] a short moral story (often with animal characters).

Synonyms

  • allegory
  • Aesop's fables
  • fable
  • apologue

Etymology

  • parabilis (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Parable

  • unbearable
  • repairable
  • wearable
  • terrible
  • marable
  • bearable

Example sentences of the word parable


1. Adjective
Do you want your parable to reach all people, or just to a specific group?

2. Noun, singular or mass
Who are you writing the parable for?

Quotes containing the word parable


1. Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

2. There is no justice in love, no proportion in it, and there need not be, because in any specific instance it is only a glimpse or parable of an embracing, incomprehensible reality. It makes no sense at all because it is the eternal breaking in on the temporal. So how could it subordinate itself to cause or consequence?
- Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

2. parable

noun. ['ˈpɛrəbəl'] (New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message.

Etymology

  • parabilis (Latin)
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