: In the New Testament the parables told by Jesus convey His message, as in "The parable of the prodigal son"
: Catholic sermons normally draw on at least one Biblical lecture, often parables.
: Which by the ancient sages was thus parabled. — Milton.
*: The most parable and easy, and about which many are employed, is to teach a school, turn lecturer or curate [...].
: rfquotek|Sir Thomas Browne