in the pulpit

idiom

: as priests or church leaders : in the priesthood
People have different opinions about women in the pulpit.

Examples of in the pulpit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In his last years in the pulpit, Murray refused to slow down. Gayle Pollard-Terry, Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2024 People, whether in the pulpit or in the pews, have starkly different intuitions about what the conventions are and should be. Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Times, 22 Mar. 2024 It must be inculcated in the home, in the classroom and in the pulpit. Armstrong Williams, Baltimore Sun, 9 Feb. 2024 At Little Union, police rode into the chapel on horseback and beat the pastor bloody right there in the pulpit. Courtland Milloy, Washington Post, 4 July 2023 Whether in the pulpit, on the stump or in front of a television camera, Mr. Robertson could exhibit the mild manner of a friendly local minister, chuckling softly and displaying an almost perpetual twinkle in his eye. Douglas Martin, New York Times, 8 June 2023 Trading a future in the pulpit for a career at the front of a classroom, and switching from penning sermons to composing poems, Mr. Junkins devoted his life to literature, including teaching for three decades at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. BostonGlobe.com, 18 Apr. 2021 After Trayvon Martin, a Black teenager in a hooded sweatshirt, was shot and killed during his walk home in a Florida subdivision, Mr. Warnock appeared in the pulpit wearing a hoodie (a maroon one, from Morehouse). New York Times, 2 Jan. 2021 The Elizabethan poet and divine was a mystic in bed and a mystic in the pulpit. James Parker, The Atlantic, 16 Aug. 2022

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“In the pulpit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20pulpit. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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