The preacher gave sheriff deputies permission to search his SUV but warned them “there was something bad” inside.
The preacher read a short verse of Scripture, then said a prayer.
This preacher has promised to correct all his mistakes and make government more efficient.
That recollection touches on another tradition from the civil-rights days: the preacher as prophet.
She sees Plath as "a godless version of Ecclesiastes' preacher."
And then the Vice-Chancellor, with the "pokers" and the preacher.
"Uh, huh," said the preacher, and he began to hasten his steps homeward.
preacher, don't you ever think I want to say anything against it.
The preacher's eyes glistened as they took in the well-filled board.
"Thar's no one else c'n do it but the negro, sah," the preacher answered.
c.1200, from Old French preecheor "preacher" (Modern French prêcheur), from Latin praedicatorem (nominative praedicator) "public praiser, eulogist," literally "proclaimer" (see preach). Slang short form preach (n.) is recorded by 1968, American English.