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sermon

noun [C]     /ˈsɜː.mən/ US  /ˈsɝː-/
a part of a Christian church ceremony in which a priest gives a talk on a religious or moral subject , often based on something written in the Bible : The Reverend William Cronshaw delivered / preached the sermon. Today's sermon was on the importance of compassion .Religious ceremonies and prayers disapproving a long talk in which someone advises other people how they should behave in order to be better people : I really don't think it's a politician's job to go delivering sermons on public morality .Lecturing and addressing
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