Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a sermon.

Etymologies

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sermon +‎ -like

Examples

  • The Reverend Anthony Williams stepped forward and spoke in a sermonlike oratory, his deep voice resonant and powerful.

    Defending the Damned

  • In the sermonlike speech, the Minnesota congresswoman urged the students not to compromise on their personal and political beliefs.

    NY Daily News

  • You'll remember his music forever after just one listen: sermonlike rapping over violins and trumpets - soft and heavy.

    The Seattle Times

  • West asked in a fiery, sermonlike speech at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King preached regularly from 1960 until his death in 1968.

    CourierPostOnline.com - News

  • "A lot of those books were based on fear, they were cautionary and sermonlike.

    Generation R (R Is for Reader)

  • I asked this godly woman why she thought it was the work of the Lord or Jesus or whoever She began in a sermonlike tone, saying, “Son, people was gitting tired-a y’all stealing all dey sheets and spreads.”

    Manchild in the Promised Land

  • There have also been a handful of R&B hits, especially in the late '60s and early' 70s, with sermonlike speeches that served as extended introductions-Clarence Carter's 1969 wonder "

    Slate Magazine

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