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Definition of "sermonizing" []

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sermonize. (verb)
  • The giving of sermons. (noun)

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Use "sermonizing" in a sentence
  • "He was not what is called a sermonizing preacher; he sought more to produce present effect upon his congregation, than to make a regular siege upon any place, by commencing in a systematic course of doctrinal introduction, preparatory to urging a personal compliance"
  • "This tendency to favor rhetoric over action - what one of his own senior advisors describes as "leading from behind" and Zbigniew Brzezinski describes as 'sermonizing rather than strategizing' - has clearly failed him in creating jobs for the domestic economy and truly reforming the banks and Wall Street."
  • "Practically, we need Kant's kind of sermonizing; we need to exalt abstract goodness and resist the appeal of immediate and sensuous goods."