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Noun
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.”
Noun
A work with imaginary characters and events that is shorter and usually less complex than a novel
Noun
The word or phrase used in this way
Noun
Something or someone puzzling, mysterious or inexplicable
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