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parable

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a story intended to teach a basic truth or moral about life
  • the parable in which the repentant sinner is compared to the returning prodigal son who is welcomed home

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“Parable.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/parable. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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