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, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):, 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 […] .
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)