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sermon

SER'MON, n.

1. A discourse delivered in public by a licensed clergymen for the purpose of religious instruction, and usually grounded on some text or passage of Scripture. Sermons are extemporary addresses or written discourses.

His preaching much, but more his practice wrought,

A living sermon of the truths he taught. Dryden.

2. A printed discourse.

SER'MON, v. t.

1. To discourse as in a sermon. [Little used.]




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SER'MON, n.

1. A discourse delivered in public by a licensed clergymen for the purpose of religious instruction, and usually grounded on some text or passage of Scripture. Sermons are extemporary addresses or written discourses.

His preaching much, but more his practice wrought,

A living sermon of the truths he taught. Dryden.

2. A printed discourse.

SER'MON, v. t.

1. To discourse as in a sermon. [Little used.]


SER'MON, n. [Fr. from L. sermo, from the root of sero, the primary sense of which is to throw or thrust. See Assert, Insert.]

A discourse delivered in public by a licensed clergyman for the purpose of religious instruction, and usually grounded on some text or passage of Scripture. Sermons are extemporary addresses, or written discourses. His preaching much, but more his practice wrought, / A living sermon of the truths he taught. – Dryden. 2 A printed discourse.


SERMON, v.i.

To compose or deliver a sermon. [Little used.] – Milton.


SER'MON, v.t.

  1. To discourse as in a sermon. [Little used.]
  2. To tutor; to lesson; to teach. [Little used.] – Shak.

Ser"mon
  1. A discourse or address; a talk; a writing; as, the sermons of Chaucer.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  2. To speak; to discourse; to compose or deliver a sermon.

    [Obs.] Holinshed.

    What needeth it to sermon of it more? Chaucer.

  3. To discourse to or of, as in a sermon.

    [Obs.] Spenser.
  4. Specifically, a discourse delivered in public, usually by a clergyman, for the purpose of religious instruction and grounded on some text or passage of Scripture.

    This our life exempt from public haunts
    Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
    Sermons in stones and good in everything.
    Shak.

    His preaching much, but more his practice, wrought,
    A living sermon of the truths he taught.
    Dryden.

  5. To tutor; to lecture.

    [Poetic] Shak.
  6. Hence, a serious address; a lecture on one's conduct or duty; an exhortation or reproof; a homily; -- often in a depreciatory sense.
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Sermon

SER'MON, noun

1. A discourse delivered in public by a licensed clergymen for the purpose of religious instruction, and usually grounded on some text or passage of Scripture. Sermons are extemporary addresses or written discourses.

His preaching much, but more his practice wrought,

A living sermon of the truths he taught. Dryden.

2. A printed discourse.

SER'MON, verb transitive

1. To discourse as in a sermon [Little used.]

2. To tutor; to lesson; to teach. [Little used.]

SER'MON, verb intransitive To compose or deliver a sermon [Little used.]

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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thankfulness

THANK'FULNESS,n. Expression of gratitude; acknowledgment of a favor.

1. Gratitude; a lively sense of good received.

The celebration of these holy mysteries being ended, retire with all thankfulness of heart for having been admitted to that heavenly feast.

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