field-preacher love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who preaches in the open air.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • At the article of the fig-tree, which was cursed with barrenness for not producing figs out of season for them, he describes Jesus as a mere vagabond, a mendicant friar, who before He turned field-preacher was “no better than a journeyman carpenter.”

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • He rants about the room; hectors the old man about his spendthrift practices; ridicules his tastes and pursuits; insists that he shall turn the old servants out of doors; give the broken-down horses to the hounds; send the fat chaplain packing, and take a field-preacher in his place—nay, that the whole family mansion shall be leveled with the ground, and a plain one of brick and mortar built in its place.

    John Bull

  • Rev. John M. McTeer was easily the field-preacher of the conference.

    The story of my life, or, More than a half century as I have lived it and seen it lived,

  • But I am not the first remarkable person who has eaten turnips in your Norton Bury fields – ay, and turned field-preacher afterwards – the celebrated John Philip –

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • What, I pray you, would buy you to be a field-preacher?

    Life Of Johnson

  • The book is not without interest; but he expresses himself in the style of a field-preacher.

    Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay Volume 1

  • "And he chose to be a field-preacher!" cried I. "Why, that was coming down in the world, was it not?"

    Out in the Forty-Five Duncan Keith's Vow

  • Filby had been everything a corporal of dragoons, a field-preacher, and missionary-agent for converting the Irish; an actor at a Greenwich fair-booth, in front of which his father's attorney found him when the old gentleman died and left him that famous property, from which he got no rents now, and of which nobody exactly knew the situation.

    The History of Pendennis

  • Filby had been every thing: a corporal of dragoons, a field-preacher, and missionary-agent for converting the Irish; an actor at a Greenwich fair-booth, in front of which his father's attorney found him when the old gentleman died and left him that famous property, from which he got no rents now, and of which nobody exactly knew the situation.

    The History of Pendennis, Volume 2 His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy

  • He immediately became the great man of the moment, and had just begun a new edition of the narrative with a voice like a field-preacher when the mail-stage drove into the village street.

    Twice Told Tales

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