the act or practice of a person who preaches.
the art of delivering sermons.
a public religious service with a sermon.
of, relating to, or resembling preaching: a preaching tone of voice.
- preach·ing·ly, adverb
- non·preach·ing, adjective, noun
- un·preach·ing, adjective
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How to use preaching in a sentence
Given Bren Smith’s background, his preaching comes with a bit of an edge.
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Much of the series was turned over to moralistic preaching about the evils of premarital sex.‘7th Heaven’ Dad Stephen Collins and the Christian Right’s Real Morality Tale | Amanda Marcotte | October 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Naturally, this has doomsayers preaching that the end is nigh.
The spread of the holy gospel and uninterrupted preaching went on until the return of the ambassador.
I felt just the same when I was married myself; but it's nothing to preaching one's first sermon.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
I gib ten dollars toward de stated preaching ob de Gospel de fus' year, and de peepil all call me Brudder Dickson.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Some in our valley think his heavy crops come from his six days of labor, and some from his one day of preaching.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
On one occasion he took the liberty, while preaching, to denounce a rich man in the community, recently deceased.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various