Definition of Sermonise

1. Verb. Speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements. "Sam and Sue sermonise"; "This man always sermonizes"




Definition of Sermonise

1. Verb. (British) (alternative spelling of sermonize) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sermonise

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Literary usage of Sermonise

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1. The Local Preachers' Magazine and Christian Family Record: For the Year (1871)
"sermonise, sixty minutes. Study English grammar, sixty minutes. ... Friday: Read Scripture, and noted remarks, thirty minutes ; sermonise, sixty minutes ..."

2. The Innocents Abroad; Or, The New Pilgrim's Progress by Mark Twain (1871)
"They will dance a good deal, sing a good deal, make love, but sermonise very little. Anybody's and everybody's notion of a well conducted funeral is that ..."

3. The Bookman (1910)
"... to "reminisce," to moralise, sentimentalise, sermonise. He pulls well at our heart strings with his descriptions of these hard struggles, these frontier ..."

4. The Oxford Reformers by Frederic Seebohm (1896)
"They met as appointed. All were silent. Nobody would begin. At length Erasmus, in a low tone of voice, began to sermonise ..."

5. The Life of John Henry, Cardinal Newman: Based on His Private Journals and by Wilfrid Philip Ward (1912)
"... to a friend concerning the book of a popular Catholic writer, ' it is a thousand pities that a clever man like AB should sermonise in the way he does. ..."

6. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1881)
"... thought it necessary to sermonise. If we could light this sermonising up by a little talking, as we would talk to a neighbour, we would do good work. ..."

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