Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: homily

Definition: sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic


Sentences Containing 'homily'

An example is the Mass of Ash Wednesday, in which the blessing and imposition of ashes, after the homily, replaces the Penitential Act at the beginning.
He led the Saturday evening vigil and presided over the Holy Mass on the Sunday, delivering a homily which focused on entrusting the future of the Church to the youth.
In his homily he said, "Yes, the springtime of ecumenism has flowered on the hill of Taizé."
Maximus of Turin was at a "synod of Milan" in 389 at which Jovinianus was condemned, according to his ninth homily.
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.
She reported that 14 February was a day solemnly kept in Jerusalem with a procession to Constantine I's Basilica of the Resurrection, with a homily preached on (which makes the occasion perfectly clear), and a Divine Liturgy.

More Vocab Words

::: turgid - swollen; distended (as from liquid)
::: confound - confuse; puzzle
::: protract - prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
::: ligneous - like wood
::: forlorn - sad and lonely; wretched; desolate
::: consummate - complete; V.
::: bristle - short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly
::: proponent - supporter; backer; opposite of opponent
::: seine - seine net; net for catching fish
::: unction - the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction