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homily

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1 a public speech usually by a member of the clergy for the purpose of giving moral guidance or uplift
  • last Sunday's homily was about being kind to your neighbors

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2 an idea or expression that has been used by many people
  • a TV movie filled with the usual hokey homilies about people triumphing over life's adversities

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The first known use of homily was in the 14th century

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“Homily.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/homily. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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