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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SERMON

Still I had not absolutely forgotten the sermon, nor all my good resolutions.

Such is the substitute which he offers us for the Sermon on the Mount.

The golden rule of the Sermon on the Mount is not applied to them.

Then they went through the service together, from hymn and prayer to the sermon.

Only this very morning I read her a sermon upon 'Propriety, and the fitness of things.'

It is that of the religious newspaper which reported the sermon.

He walks on, thinking of the scene he had left, and the sermon he had heard.

Even Tom, with all his staring, knew as little about the sermon as any of us.

I heard the other morning a sermon by a distinguished preacher upon "Rest."

The Sermon on the Mount promises the kingdom to the poor and them that mourn.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, sarmun, "a discourse upon a text of scripture; what is preached," from Anglo-French sermun, Old French sermon "speech, words, discourse; church sermon, homily" (10c.), from Latin sermonem (nominative sermo) "continued speech, conversation; common talk, rumor; learned talk, discourse; manner of speaking, literary style," originally "a stringing together of words," from PIE *ser-mo-, suffixed form of root *ser- (3) "to line up, join" (see series).

Main modern sense in English and French is elliptical for Latin sermo religiosus. In transferred (non-religious) use from 1590s. The Sermon on the Mount is in 5,6,7 Matt. and 6 Luke. Related: Sermonic; sermonical; sermonish.

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