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noun as in moral story

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Parables of complex societal problems being solved in a simple way by a pure-minded child are ubiquitous in North Korean culture.

From here on, he was a philosopher, a sage, and his interviews were stuffed full of dicta, parables and eternal paradoxes.

The imaginative Raami turns within, summoning the parables, poems, dignity, humility, and wisdom of her father.

Throughout human history, our existence remained relegated to myths and childhood parables.

The stories, most of them very short, have the blunt, evocative effect of parables or campfire tales.

He will search out the hidden meanings of proverbs, and will be conversant in the secrets of parables.

He will keep the sayings of renowned men, and will enter withal into the subtilties of parables.

And thou didst multiply riddles in parables: thy name went abroad to the islands far off, and thou wast beloved in thy peace.

Therefore the speedy judgment is again announced and the Prophet received a series of messages and parables.

And when Ezekiel had faithfully delivered his message, his hearers said, "Doth he not speak in parables?"

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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to parables, such as: tale, fable, teaching, lesson, legend, and allegory.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.