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parable
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • But here—if we suppose this interview betwixt Mistress Hibbins and Hester Prynne to be authentic, and not a parable—was already an illustration of the young minister’s argument against sundering the relation of a fallen mother to the offspring of her frailty.
  • After exhausting life in his efforts for mankind’s spiritual good, he had made the manner of his death a parable, in order to impress on his admirers the mighty and mournful lesson, that, in the view of Infinite Purity, we are sinners all alike.

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  • Many people have heard the parable of the prodigal son.
  • This parable [The Good Samaritan] is one of the most famous from the New Testament and its influence is such that to be called a Samaritan in Western culture today is to be described as a generous person who is ready to provide aid to people in distress without hesitation.
    Parable of the Good Samaritan - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_Good_Samaritan(retrieved 05/20/06)

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