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  • Bennington delivered a homily based on this scene.†   (source)
  • It isn't done with subscription files, I got a homily from the woman in Special Registry about it—Bream—no discussion, no questions.†   (source)
  • She ended with a short homily on the dignity of work, which is a doctrine bred into the bones of every white South African.†   (source)
  • The patriarch of Constantinople died in exile for criticizing the imperial court in his homilies.   (source)
  • So, feeling clumsy and outsized, like some sort of black Gulliver, he clomps forward, noting the exposed pipes running along the twenty-foot ceilings, the bulletin board with homilies to build self-esteem, and the rough mix of students, more than half of them either black or Latino.†   (source)
  • A virgin audience like Colonel Scheisskopf was grist for General Peckem's mill, a stimulating opportunity to throw open his whole dazzling erudite treasure house of puns, wisecracks, slanders, homilies, anecdotes, proverbs, epigrams, apophthegms, bon mots and other pungent sayings.†   (source)
  • He ended the letter with a little homily.†   (source)
  • It shows itself in acts rather than in words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations.†   (source)
  • Put me in mind, Louisa, to lend him the homily 'against peril of idolatry,' at his next visit."†   (source)
  • It was only one splendid breath they had, in spite of their brave mockery at the winter outside the glass; and it was a losing game in the end, it seemed, this revolt against the homilies by which the world is run.†   (source)
  • But we had warmed it first, so that you wouldn't be frightened and start crying, and you didn't, either, quite the contrary, you had been bawling beforehand, making it difficult for Bugenhagen to give his homily, but then came the water, and you fell silent, and that was out of respect for the holy sacrament, let us hope.†   (source)
  • Haphazard among the sermons and homilies, the travels, the lives of the Saints, the Fathers, the histories of the church, were oldfashioned novels; and these Philip at last discovered.†   (source)
  • In the itch to let his instructors know how heartily he despised them and their homilies, and how thoroughly he was appreciated elsewhere, he mentioned once or twice that he had no time to fool with theorems; adding--with a twitch of the eyebrows and a touch of that nervous bravado which so perplexed them--that he was helping the people down at the stock company; they were old friends of his.†   (source)
  • This private homily, which Herr Settembrini had delivered surreptitiously, almost in a whisper, behind the backs of the other guests, had been too businesslike, too unsocial, too little like conversation, for him to have expressed approval in any tactful way.†   (source)
  • Bessie supplied the hiatus by a homily of an hour's length, in which she proved beyond a doubt that I was the most wicked and abandoned child ever reared under a roof.†   (source)
  • Sick-bed homilies and pious reflections are, to be sure, out of place in mere story-books, and we are not going (after the fashion of some novelists of the present day) to cajole the public into a sermon, when it is only a comedy that the reader pays his money to witness.†   (source)
  • I have composed many a homily on her back, to the edification of my brethren of the convent, and many poor Christian souls.†   (source)
  • Such was the homily with which he improved and pointed the occasion to the company in the Lodge before turning into the sallow yard again, and going with his own poor shabby dignity past the Collegian in the dressing-gown who had no coat, and past the Collegian in the sea-side slippers who had no shoes, and past the stout greengrocer Collegian in the corduroy knee-breeches who had no cares, and past the lean clerk Collegian in buttonless black who had no hopes, up his own poor shabby…†   (source)
  • …we could not go to church, so Joseph must needs get up a congregation in the garret; and, while Hindley and his wife basked downstairs before a comfortable fire — doing anything but reading their Bibles, I'll answer for it — Heathcliff, myself, and the unhappy ploughboy were commanded to take our prayer-books, and mount: we were ranged in a row, on a sack of corn, groaning and shivering, and hoping that Joseph would shiver too, so that he might give us a short homily for his own sake.†   (source)
  • After favoring them with some heads of that discourse, he remarked that he considered the subject of the day's homily, ill chosen; which was the less excusable, he added, when there were so many subjects "going about."†   (source)
  • No company, a walk, a family dinner of four, and an evening of looking over books and pictures; Miss Murdstone with a homily before her, and her eye upon us, keeping guard vigilantly.†   (source)
  • Jo must have fallen asleep (as I dare say my reader has during this little homily), for suddenly Laurie's ghost seemed to stand before her, a substantial, lifelike ghost, leaning over her with the very look he used to wear when he felt a good deal and didn't like to show it.†   (source)
  • "Ho! ho! my kingdom and my subjects?" answered Richard, impatiently; "I tell thee, Sir Wilfred, the best of them are most willing to repay my follies in kind—For example, my very faithful servant, Wilfred of Ivanhoe, will not obey my positive commands, and yet reads his king a homily, because he does not walk exactly by his advice.†   (source)
  • After this homily which he delivered with much warmth of asseveration Mr Mulligan in a trice put off from his hat a kerchief with which he had shielded it.†   (source)
  • Faulkner, somewhat belated in his animosity, seized the opportunity to read a homily upon the vulgarity and extravagance of the American language, and argued that the introduction of its coinages through the moving-picture theatre (/Anglais, cinema/) "cannot be regarded without serious [Pg015] misgivings, if only because it generates and encourages mental indiscipline so far as the choice of expressions is concerned."†   (source)
  • —What tedious homily of love have you wearied your parishioners withal, and never cried 'Have patience, good people!'†   (source)
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