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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PREACH

On most Sundays doth he preach here in the nave to all sorts of folk.

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Herr Pastor has other functions than to preach to the living.

He continued to preach until he had reached his eighty-third year.

My mother, my father, will preach a very different doctrine.

The Seventh Day Baptist minister went so fur as to preach at him.

In 1854, he was licensed to preach the Gospel, by the church with which he was connected.

I have heard you preach patience and courage to your victims.

But the only violence I preach is the violence of folded arms.

A sad-looking monk had ascended the pulpit, and was beginning to preach.

WORD ORIGIN

at first in late Old English predician, a loan word from Church Latin; reborrowed 12c. as preachen, from Old French preechier "to preach, give a sermon" (11c., Modern French précher), from Late Latin praedicare "to proclaim publicly, announce" (in Medieval Latin "to preach"), from Latin prae "before" (see pre-) + dicare "to proclaim, to say" (see diction). Related: Preached; preaching. To preach to the converted is recorded from 1867 (form preach to the choir attested from 1979).

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