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noun as in sermon

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His sermons, unfailingly lucid, penetrating and inspired, went beyond the homily of the day to encompass the news of the world.

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He figured on letting the gospel, specifically Matthew 1:28, guide his homily.

Then on March 23, Romero delivered a truly impassioned homily.

Pope Francis was uncharacteristically ceremonial, sticking largely to his scripted homily and dressed in the usual papal garb.

The question she was asked by the priest during his homily: “What would you like for Christmas?”

Since Wright had no plans to take part in the beachside homily and ticket booths were shuttered, she was out of luck.

He mounts his best ruffles and his finest tunic as he sits down to write his homily.

Such a homily, at such a time, must have made Mary feel like a person of a very ordinary sort indeed.

The story remains, the burden of the rude rhyme of the primer, a text for many a homily of old,—a topic for us now.

Well, I did not expect, when you handed me out of my carriage to-day, that I was going to listen to a homily on prudence.

Smithson Junior (as the homily ends and the real business is about to start): "Please, sir, is it sterilized?"


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On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to homily, such as: lecture, doctrine, and lesson.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.