n. short, simple story teaching moral or religious lesson
Let us apply to our own conduct the lesson that this parable teaches.
The contrasting story of BlackBerry’s decline – its new plan will see it focus on a diminishing niche of business users – is a parable of how quickly modern tastes and technologies can change.
Sentence in Classic:
His courtesy of manner rang a little false and Stephen looked at the English convert with the same eyes as the elder brother in the parable may have turned on the prodigal.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Thus he discoursed gravely and paternally; in default of examples, he invented parables, going directly to the point, with few phrases and many images, which characteristic formed the real eloquence of Jesus Christ.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context