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Origin of parable
OTHER WORDS FROM parablepa·rab·o·list [puh-rab-uh-list], /pəˈræb ə lɪst/, noun
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How to use parable in a sentence
Some of his encounters over the past few days have felt like contemporary parables, King says.
It was a parable about “what is relevant is life — not worrying about ideology, about politics, about whether he is a commie or a capitalist.”Bernard Lown, physician who rallied doctors against nuclear war, dies at 99|Emily Langer|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
Longevity research always reminds me of the parable of blind men and an elephant.Another Win for Senolytics: Fighting Aging at the Cellular Level Just Got Easier|Shelly Fan|November 24, 2020|Singularity Hub
According to the parable, if they ask for the Ramsey number for two-color cliques of size 5, we should throw all the resources of human civilization into finding it.Disorder Persists in Larger Graphs, New Math Proof Finds|Kevin Hartnett|November 4, 2020|Quanta Magazine
When employees found they would be unable to deliver on Abovitz’s vision, Magic Leap went from being one of the most intriguing tech startups outside of Silicon Valley to a parable about believing one’s own hype.Magic Leap tried to create an alternate reality. Its founder was already in one|Verne Kopytoff|September 26, 2020|Fortune
The anecdote is a perfect parable for the power and ignorance of artistic patrons.
He recounts a parable that has long been a staple of dairy farm folklore.
Expecting otherwise is enough to make one recite the parable of the Old Woman and the Snake.Which Team Will Make History With Michael Sam Tonight?|Robert Silverman|May 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What seems at first to be novel about gender inequity gradually reveals itself to be a parable about social class.
Equilateral can be read as a parable of the ways we blind ourselves through vanity, love, and greed.
The resurrection of Lazarus is a transparent fabrication out of the parable of the rich man and Lazarus.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
So I have had to convey my precepts insensibly to Milord K.—to convey them in homeopathic doses of parable.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Here is Christianity with its marvellous parable of the Prodigal Son to teach us indulgence and pardon.Camille (La Dame aux Camilias)|Alexandre Dumas, fils
The moral of the parable of the ten talents is eminently true in matters of learning.Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions|George S. Boutwell
It 148 was rather the parable of family life that I read in this succession of fair faces and shapely bodies.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson