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The first he illustrates with a true story, which might be called the parable of the pheasant.
He does not come right out and say so, but the story stands as a parable to be pondered by sociological historians.
His story became a parable for the fickleness of art and life.
It became both parable and laughing stock.
This parable is, of course, a story about a researcher and her interactions with academic-journal publishers.
This isn't just a fairy tale, but a coming-of-age story that is a parable about power and abuse of it.
This parable of waste grows only darker.
As in the parable of the little red hen who baked the bread all by herself, the unequal division of labor is fundamentally unfair.
However he came to his ordeal, his life— particularly the last period— was a bitter parable of a bitter time.
The parable may be understood thus.
The parable of the talents—a fear of wasting time and energy—governs my every moment.
Dear lady: a parable must not be taken literally.
In many ways her career reads like a parable for the female chief executive.
Biologists tell a parable of the lily leaf, which doubles in size every day.
And yet now we've forgotten this important peak oil parable.
The first part of this parable confuses ownership with management.
One could get cute and explicate the movie as an anticorporate parable.
The oversight perhaps accounts for the thin credibility of the parable.
His fiercest social criticism is usually disguised in parable.
As a parable it has as its purpose the conveying of a lesson.

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