(?), n. [Gr. , fr. to place side by side, or parallel: cf. F. paralllisme.]
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1. The quality or state of being parallel.
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2. Resemblance; correspondence; similarity.
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A close parallelism of thought and incident.
T. Warton.
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3. Similarity of construction or meaning of clauses placed side by side, especially clauses expressing the same sentiment with slight modifications, as is common in Hebrew poetry; e. g.: --

At her feet he bowed, he fell:
Where he bowed, there he fell down dead.
Judg. v. 27.
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