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- v. Alternative spelling of sermonize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See sermonize, sermonizer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements
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Shrill of voice with a tendency to sermonise on national broadcast television and possessing a confrontational style that brooks no opposition, Kirchner has survived massive personal and political setbacks from the unexpected death of her husband, a political mastermind who continued micromanaging Argentina behind the scenes even after she had taken office, to the economic downturn combined with a farmers' revolt three years ago that threatened her presidency.
What the heck, since we're ripping off the good pastor, we might as well continue to sermonise ponderously.
Surely the "printing error" was using a printer in Exeter and then piously sermonise to the rest of us about the ecological impact of our actions.
Backed by the disciplined repetition of his group ( 'Don't start improvising, for God's sake', Smith barks on 'Slates, Slogs etc', 1981), Smith could narrate or sermonise in a semi-codefied language that made philosophical comedy out of intellectual short-hand.
I hope I am not going to sermonise often in the course of this narrative, but I have always thought that the legislative meddling with the Prize Ring was a grave mistake.
Master Gordon possibly guessed what was the topic of Splendid's confidence, -- in truth, few but knew my hero's mind on these matters; and I have little doubt it was for John's edification he went on to sermonise, still at the shaping of his pen.
Both generals, in the intervals of actual war, sermonise each other, and with much the same spirit that they fight.
And it must be remembered that she is constantly detaching herself from the forlorn "subject," leaving it _un_embraced and shivering, in order to sermonise it and her readers.
Angela saw and deplored this distance, scarce daring to touch so delicate a theme, fearful lest she, the younger, should seem to sermonise the elder; and yet she could not be silent for ever while duty and religion urged her to speak.
But to allegorise and sermonise is out of place here.
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