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parable (plural parables)
- A short narrative illustrating a lesson (usually religious/moral) by comparison or analogy
- In the New Testament the parables told by Jesus convey His message, as in "The parable of the prodigal son"
- Catholic sermons normally draw on at least one Biblical lecture, often parables.
short story illustrating a lesson
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- (obsolete) That can easily be prepared or procured; obtainable.
1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, vol.1, New York Review of Books, 2001, p.306:
- The most parable and easy, and about which many are employed, is to teach a school, turn lecturer or curate [...].
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parable m, f (plural parables)
- preventable (able to be or fit to be prevented)