Definitions

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  • n. The act of discoursing; instruction; preaching.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of discoursing; discourse; instruction; preaching.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of preaching or teaching; hence, homily; instruction; advice.

Etymologies

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sermon +‎ -ing

Examples

  • Maybe the Royal Society should have a closer look to the money spent for junk science while sermoning Exxon for funding skeptics.

    New Mann Paper « Climate Audit

  • They still want to treat voters and citizens like a pastor sermoning anyone every sunday.

    Think Progress » George Will on Bloggers: Busy ‘Writing Their Diaries As Though Everyone Ought to Care’

  • Oh, not the kind of faith they think is important and do a lot of talking and sermoning about, but a different kind of faith.

    My Shipmate—Columbus

  • "Host's" exclamation, uttered after the "Reeve," has been (in his own style) "sermoning" on the topic of old age: --

    Chaucer

  • You needn't tell me, 'cause I know all about it without any sermoning.

    John Caldigate

  • The man tells the sermoning cashier that he needed $300 to pay his rent or he would be evicted.

    NBC San Diego -

  • So he returned to the pulpit and after shedding a few crocodile tears of repentance, he went right on preaching morality, chastising adultery and sermoning to others, how THEY should live a chaste life.

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  • "So he returned to the pulpit and after shedding a few crocodile tears of repentance, he went right on preaching morality, chastising adultery and sermoning to others, how THEY should live a chaste life.

    Winds Of Jihad By SheikYerMami

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  • a made up word by @amyderby to describe @jnswanson's occasional duty at the podium

    December 25, 2008