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homily
used in Catch-22

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Definition
a sermon, inspirational saying, or short story meant to be instructional
  • From General Peckem's office on the mainland came prolix bulletins each day headed by such cheery homilies as 'Procrastination is the Thief of Time' and 'Cleanliness is Next to Godliness.'
    Chapter 9 — Major Major Major Major (49% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 29 — Peckem (14% in)

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