Synonyms for homily

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The service was soon done, and then the parson delivered a homily.

"There is no such intent—" began Rhynsault, who misliked this homily.

He broke off his homily to look out of the window of the car.

In short, she looked fit to spoil a homily for Saint Anthony himself.

Very greatly, good mother; never heard I before a homily so brave.

Every sagacious cast for a title will be to her a homily on content.

Having delivered this homily she took a tone of brisk cheerfulness.

We sit here, after weeks of investigation, and listen to a homily.

Every day they published a homily on the virtue of practicing economy.

He was devoutly thankful that his girls could not hear him indulging in this homily.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., omelye, from Old French omelie (12c., Modern French homélie), from Church Latin homilia "a homily, sermon," from Greek homilia "conversation, discourse," used in New Testament Greek for "sermon," from homilos "an assembled crowd," from homou "together" (from PIE *somo-, from root *sem- (1) "one, as one, together with;" see same) + ile "troop" (cognate with Sanskrit melah "assembly," Latin miles "soldier"). Latinate form restored in English 16c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HOMILY

discourse

noundialogue; dissertation
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