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He does not sermonize to them, he does not attack them or their enemies; he merely speaks to them as their friend.
THE HISTORY OF YIDDISH LITERATURE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURYLEO WIENER
Indeed, liberal preachers have largely ceased to sermonize about Him, just because it has become so easy!
PREACHING AND PAGANISMALBERT PARKER FITCH
You used occasionally to sermonize too; I wish you would, in charity, favour me with a sheet full in your own way.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS: CONTAINING HIS POEMS, SONGS, AND CORRESPONDENCE.ROBERT BURNS AND ALLAN CUNNINGHAM
It did not seem to her worth while to censure or to sermonize.
AT HIS GATES, VOL. 1(OF 3)MARGARET OLIPHANT
"If you are going to sermonize me, the moment is ill chosen," replied the lieutenant, sulkily.
DEBIT AND CREDITGUSTAV FREYTAG
They will dance a good deal, sing a good deal, make love, but sermonize very little.
THE INNOCENTS ABROADMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
There was not an island of the sea in which he could lift up his voice and sermonize; Mrs. Eddy's command covered "this" planet.
MCCLURE'S MAGAZINE, VOL. 31, NO. 1, MAY 1908VARIOUS
Dear Alan, it tires me more to sermonize, than it bores you to be forced to listen; but what would you have?
BARREN HONOUR: A NOVELGEORGE A. LAWRENCE
Mrs. Eddy was very wise in not allowing her "readers" or followers to sermonize or explain her writings.
LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF GREAT TEACHERSELBERT HUBBARD
I could volubly sermonize; only it should be a young maid to listen.
DIANA OF THE CROSSWAYS, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SERMONIZE

  • admonish
  • berate
  • chide
  • exprobate
  • flay
  • give going-over
  • give piece of mind
  • moralize
  • preach
  • rank on
  • rate
  • reprimand
  • reprove
  • scold
  • sermonize
  • tell off
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