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  • n. Plural form of sermonette.

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Examples

  • The girls listened seriously, as they always did when their Captain started one of her "sermonettes" as Julie called them; and when she had concluded, Joan said: "In other words, you want us to starve the poor wraith still more by withdrawing any thoughts from the matter whatever?"

    Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks

  • There is the question of length, which can only be settled by careful and prayerful consideration of special circumstances, with recollection of the general principles that the morning sermon should be short compared with that of the evening, and that he who would reach the hearts of the poor must not give them "sermonettes," but sermons.

    To My Younger Brethren Chapters on Pastoral Life and Work

  • The pious market-themed sermonettes of a Steve Forbes or a David Brooks clearly -- nay, painfully -- fit the bill, as have institutions as far-flung as the Democratic Party, the higher education world, and the sporting scene.

    Chris B. Lehmann: 'Rich People Things': A Satirical Look At 7 Things Rich People Enjoy (PHOTOS)

  • And this script was a gem of its genre -- lean, clean, and (truth to tell) a lot more dramatic than the novel itself, which is thoroughly Gradgrindian in its pedantic tone and constant sermonettes.

    Hard Times

  • So, he invites David Steinberg back, and even though it's not in the script, says hey, how'd you like to do another one of those sermonettes?

    'The Uncensored Story' Of The Smothers Brothers

  • And so the CBS censors sent Tom Smothers a memo saying, okay, you can have David Steinberg back, but no more religious sermonettes ever.

    'The Uncensored Story' Of The Smothers Brothers

  • It was an act, Mr. Paul explains in these exculpatory sermonettes, to which the terrorists were driven by American policies.

    Why Gingrich Could Win

  • Arthur Miller's sermonettes come straight from the gassy void.

    Arthur Miller: 1962-2005 by Christopher Bigsby – review

  • And lead to discussion of preachers in her own church and her own little sermonettes.

    Palin: 'I will forever question' Rev. Wright strategy

  • To Mr. Higginbotham such a dinner was advertisement of his worldly achievement and prosperity, and he honored it by delivering platitudinous sermonettes upon American institutions and the opportunity said institutions gave to any hard-working man to rise - the rise, in his case, which he pointed out unfailingly, being from a grocer's clerk to the ownership of Higginbotham's Cash

    Chapter 10

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