2: an anecdote or short narrative used to point a moral or sustain an argument
Examples of exemplum in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebIn 2013, the Italian playwright Stefano Massini turned this exemplum into The Lehman Trilogy, an epic five-hour play that was adapted and condensed last year by the director Sam Mendes and playwright Ben Power for the National Theatre in London.
Sarah Churchwell, The New York Review of Books, 11 June 2019
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