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Our present financial condition is without a parallel in history.

In all history there is no parallel case, and no official record such as his.

There is no parallel in history to the humiliation they have patiently borne.

Surely, so far, the things for which both he and I were chosen were parallel.

He will not only be a Prince now, but a master "without a parallel" in the liberal arts.

To run straight, the axes of all the wheels must obviously be parallel.

I do it for a rather singular reason, which I will illustrate by a parallel.

I pass all this by: I will run the parallel between the slave and wife.

Personal charms, it would be ridiculous to run the parallel.

The position of the bed, the idea of the draperies all are parallel.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Middle French parallèle (16c.) and directly from Latin parallelus, from Greek parallelos "parallel," from para allelois "beside one another," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + allelois "each other," from allos "other" (see alias). As a noun from 1550s. Parallel bars as gymnastics apparatus are recorded from 1868.

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