v. advocate; speak, plead; argue in favor of
You have no right to preach to me, you neophyte, that have not passed the porch of life, and are absolutely unacquainted with its mysteries."
Sentence in Classic:
This young and brilliant nobleman and man of letters entered heart and soul into the ideas of our glorious founder and you know that he, at his own desire, was sent by saint Ignatius to preach to the Indians.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
In order that the Revolution should take place, it does not suffice that Montesquieu should foresee it, that Diderot should preach it, that Beaumarchais should announce it, that Condorcet should calculate it, that Arouet should prepare it, that Rousseau should premeditate it; it is necessary that Danton should dare it.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
Grant, cannot be in the habit of teaching others their duty every week, cannot go to church twice every Sunday, and preach such very good sermons in so good a manner as he does, without being the better for it himself.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
For myself, and I say it with reverence to the ordering of Providence, it would be no great indulgence to be kept shut up in those mansions of which they preach, having a natural longing for motion and the chase.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
He was a Baptist preacher, and when he died, two thousand black people followed him to the grave; and now they preach his funeral sermon each year.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context
In looking about for some one to preach the Thanksgiving sermon, I found one of the rarest men that it has ever been my privilege to know.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington Context