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A simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the Gospels
“In the parable of the sheep and the goats, Jesus indicates that some will be condemned.”
An interesting or amusing story, typically fictional or exaggerated
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A word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language
Something or someone puzzling, mysterious or inexplicable
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