apologue [ ap- uh-lawg, -log] Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for apologue on Thesaurus.com a didactic narrative; a moral fable. an allegory. Origin of apologue 1545–55;
-logue Related forms ap·o·log·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for apologue Historical Examples of apologue
And here, Socrates, I will leave the
apologue and resume the argument.
I had no answer for the
apologue—not even for the self-condemnatory tone in which he told it.
The anecdote was of the character of an
apologue, and pertained to game.
apologue pleased the Cardinal, though, in fact, it was very superficial.
Length is not an essential matter in the definition of an
apologue. British Dictionary definitions for apologue an allegory or moral fable Word Origin for apologue
C17: from Latin, from Greek
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Word Origin and History for apologue n.
"moral fable," 1550s, from French
apologue, from Latin apologus, from Greek apologos, from apo- "off, away from" (see apo-) + logos "speech" (see lecture (n.)). Literally, "(that which comes) from a speech."
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