- preach to the converted,
- preacher curl,
- preacquisition profit,
Origin of preaching
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of preach
Examples from the Web for preaching
While preaching D.A.R.E. in schools, we made a drug out of external validation.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
These newspapers are preaching to the converted; Republicans read Republican papers.
The elders recommended that Driscoll step down as preaching pastor and only return when the elders believed he was ready.Megachurch Mars Hill To close Doors: What Does the Future Hold Now?|Warren Throckmorton|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its members are supposed to be the earnest Christians, preaching the Gospel but not fomenting hate around the world.
After angering the crowd with a late start in 2008, West was back with some better music, and a lot of preaching.Kanye Returns to Bonnaroo With a Night of Lectures|Daniel G. Hill|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If they were revolutionists, preaching violence and practising it, it would be an easy matter to oppose them.The Kingdom of God is Within You, What is Art|Lyof N. Tolstoi
Since the Reformation 'twas commuted into preaching on the Holy-dayes.Brief Lives (Vol. 1 of 2)|John Aubrey
Preaching friars made the chancels ring with tirades against them, and openly advocated296 their utter extermination.History of the Jews, Vol. IV (of VI)|Heinrich Graetz
The effects of his preaching were just what people expect on similar occasions.Letters from Spain|Joseph Blanco White
All this he said slowly and seriously, looking as she had sometimes seen him look when preaching in the cathedral.Is He Popenjoy?|Anthony Trollope
Word Origin for preach
at first in late Old English predician, a loan word from Church Latin; reborrowed 12c. as preachen, from Old French preechier "to preach, give a sermon" (11c., Modern French précher), from Late Latin praedicare "to proclaim publicly, announce" (in Medieval Latin "to preach"), from Latin prae "before" (see pre-) + dicare "to proclaim, to say" (see diction). Related: Preached; preaching. To preach to the converted is recorded from 1867 (form preach to the choir attested from 1979).
In addition to the idiom beginning with preach
- preach to the converted
- practice what you preach