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- verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of
- noun The giving of
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He was not what is called a sermonizing preacher; he sought more to produce present effect upon his congregation, than to make a regular siege upon any place, by commencing in a systematic course of doctrinal introduction, preparatory to urging a personal compliance
The Life, Labors, and Travels of Elder Charles Bowles, of the Free Will Baptist Denomination, by Eld. John W. Lewis. Together with an Essay on the Character and Condition of the African Race by the Same. Also, an Essay on the Fugitive Law of the U. S. Congress of 1850, by Rev. Arthur Dearing
This tendency to favor rhetoric over action - what one of his own senior advisors describes as "leading from behind" and Zbigniew Brzezinski describes as 'sermonizing rather than strategizing' - has clearly failed him in creating jobs for the domestic economy and truly reforming the banks and Wall Street.
Practically, we need Kant's kind of sermonizing; we need to exalt abstract goodness and resist the appeal of immediate and sensuous goods.
If I be asked -- as, in fact, I have been asked -- in closing these remarks to say a word of "sermonizing" to this assembly of representative Canadians, as a friend and wellwisher coming from a nation of friends and wellwishers, it would be this
That type of 'sermonizing' will be in violation of federal laws which enforces marriage as being between any two consenting adults, regardless of gender.
The first half of that strange era devoted its time exhaustively to erecting tediously "truthful" structures, while the second, discovering one could only go so far contemplating the bare reality of a building's skeleton, decided that there was no truth to begin with, and then spent the rest of its time sermonizing like a Puritan about the subject.
Real-world religious elements, particularly sermonizing, tend to have a major impact on the target audience.
The current dominant mode of children's-book evaluation at least nominally disdains "didacticism," by which it means preachiness or sermonizing.
The reason for its freshness is that Mr. Fugard, though he leaves you in no doubt of the play's political implications, embeds them in poetic symbolism rather than stooping to the kind of explicit sermonizing that kills so many political plays stone dead.
We know trolls by, for example, their tendency to not even acknowledge what their opponents say, and just keep sermonizing.