Example sentences for: parable

How can you use “parable” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Throughout this terse, entertaining parable (it won the grand prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival), the Belgian-born writer-directors Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne ( La Promesse , 1996) immerse you in the sensations of Rosetta's life: her daily, roundabout slog through the woods to reach the trailer park where she lives with her alcoholic mother (she's too ashamed to go through the front entrance); her frustrating treks to find employment, however menial; and, most of all, her countless rages at a society that refuses to grant her a "normal" (her word) existence.

  • In The Last Thing He Wanted , Didion gets to the bottom of the mystery for once, and a parable that had long since begun to seem world-weary becomes unexpectedly gripping.

  • The sad story of the Coalition for the Homeless, and of its decline from the moral pinnacle it once occupied, is a parable of that failure of vision.

  • Dario Fo's play Accidental Death of an Anarchist proved that the Grouchoesque clown could be an anarchic avenger, driving fascists to apoplexy; and Lina Wertmuller's Seven Beauties (1976), however gross and ham-handed, at least suggested that a concentration camp could function as a legitimate setting for a black-comic parable about a parasite's struggle to survive at all costs.

  • He Moves in Mysterious Ways: Proving himself as adept with a parable as with a football, Rep.


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