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v. ser·mon·ized, ser·mon·iz·ing, ser·mon·iz·es
To deliver a sermon to (someone).
To deliver or speak as though delivering a sermon.

ser′mon·iz′er n.
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(ˈsɜːməˌnaɪzɪŋ) or


censorious the act of talking as if delivering a sermon
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They all stared at the girl, and I remember a wonderful attraction in the reflection that here was I sermonizing away, with the money in my own pocket all the while.
The average audience, I have come to believe, wants facts rather than generalities or sermonizing. Most people, I think, are able to draw proper conclusions if they are given the facts in an interesting form on which to base them.
"Then the story has grown into this lie out of some sermonizing words he may have let fall about me.
Rasheed said 'Before sermonizing Mehbooba Mufti should answer what happened to her idea of self rule and like NC PDP too has diluted the intensity and the significance of resolving Kashmir dispute by giving Delhi made formulas.
Talking to audience in a ceremony, CM Shehbaz said that well-heeled elite is sermonizing others while it embezzled billions.
If the American objective is simply, "Let Assad win and let God sort it out," an appropriate strategy would involve sermonizing and bombing over occasional chemical use while sermonizing alone as hospitals, schools, mosques and marketplaces are targeted constantly with barrel bombs and conventional high explosives.
And this time, we are not going to listen to any sermonizing from family planning being abortifacient and it kills children, and all that.
Pinckney, the second half criticizes him as a political opportunist for his "healing sermonizing."
Without constant reminders in the press and in emails, our ego-tripping academics, headline-hunting journalists, fund-raising Zionists and sermonizing rabbis would be deprived of much of their livelihood, perhaps of their entire raison d'etre.
With the consummate skill of the best young adult writers, Strasser avoids sermonizing as he seamlessly combines real-time information about the social and economic conditions in contemporary society with a realistic and readable story of high school life.
17 (ANI): In an attempt to tighten the noose on the Chinese media, the nation's media watchdog has issued a circular sermonizing the responsibilities and credibility of the press.
Sermonizing about violence may be politically obligatory, but without plausible alternatives and the recognition that sometimes non-violence doesn't work, it is vacuous.