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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A brief narrative founded on real scenes or events usually with a moral. ALSO: a short, simple story that teaches a moral lesson, as in the Bible.

Usage examples (37)
  • The minister shared a parable from the Bible.
  • The parable of the prodigal son
  • Also, a parable is a work of fiction told to help teach a lesson.
  • "I'm afraid, Nina, that's what they call a parable," said he, darkly. for more
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