[ UK /sˈɜːmənˌaɪz/ ]
speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements
This man always sermonizes
How To Use sermonise In A Sentence
- And one of the main reasons for boardroom chicanery is that far too much of the ‘money out’ goes to governments, which may pay lip service to reducing taxes but, like the secular sermonisers of the left, talk a much better game than they play.
- The Beatles (You know, the group that made Paul McCartney a multi-millionaire, so he can now sermonize about the destruction of coercive monopolies is a threat to “up and coming bands”), had, through most of their career, at most 8 tracks to work with, and it was analog tape. Free and legal MP3s
- In the months before the Santa Fe talks, Maxwell had crisscrossed the Southwest to sermonize about the threat of an Asiatic invasion. Colossus
- He even sent a field representative who encouraged local pastors to sermonize about the school choice issue.
- What I'm trying hard to resist here is an impulse to sermonize against a comeback of the notion, so fashionable in the sixties, that all art is neurotic or psychotic, and that madness is a proof of grace.
- But I should think that CNN, MSNBC and ... well, just CNN and MSNBC, really ... would actually like to have the comfort of knowing that their on-air spouters and sermonizers weren't total hypocrites, and would defenestrate hosts who violate basic standards. Lou Dobbs, evil idiot
- What these beneficiaries of social mobility urged on contentious workers was pious resignation, and in no city did they sermonize more harshly than in Rouen.
- Though she is careful not to ever pontificate or sermonise, she believes that written works of fiction ought to convey some message.
- When my father was growing up in the hills of southern Missouri, he would ride his bike into town with his buddies, in the smoky days of Indian Summers, to watch the preachers who crawled in from the backwoods to stand on their rickety boxes and sermonize to the patrons of the town square. Go to Jesus
- Care had to be taken not to preach or sermonise or abstractly reach the ‘so-called intellectual audience’ alone.