Parallelism Par"al*lel*ism, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to place side by side, or parallel: cf. F. parall['e]lisme.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being parallel. [1913 Webster]

2. Resemblance; correspondence; similarity. [1913 Webster]

A close parallelism of thought and incident. --T. Warton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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