The imaginative Raami turns within, summoning the parables, poems, dignity, humility, and wisdom of her father.
parables of complex societal problems being solved in a simple way by a pure-minded child are ubiquitous in North Korean culture.
The stories, most of them very short, have the blunt, evocative effect of parables or campfire tales.
From here on, he was a philosopher, a sage, and his interviews were stuffed full of dicta, parables and eternal paradoxes.
They are even smaller than some,” said she, “but I speak in parables like a Hebrew prophet.
Go forth upon the earth, and speak in parables of His glorious works.'
God, therefore, spoke unto the Jews in parables, in types and shadows.
What is true of proverbs, is true of all fables, parables, and allegories.
His parables, however, were sometimes used to baffle the unteachable and critical.
Whittier said, "But do they not always have an application, like the parables?"
mid-13c., parabol, modern form from early 14c., "saying or story in which something is expressed in terms of something else," from Old French parable "parable, parabolic style in writing" (13c.), from Latin parabola "comparison," from Greek parabole "a comparison, parable," literally "a throwing beside," hence "a juxtaposition," from para- "alongside" (see para- (1)) + bole "a throwing, casting, beam, ray," related to ballein "to throw" (see ballistics).
Replaced Old English bispell. In Vulgar Latin, parabola took on the meaning "word," hence Italian parlare, French parler "to speak" (see parley (n.)).