preach against

preach against (something)

To give a stern, forceful warning against something. The priest preached against coveting other people's possessions. My mother always preaches against drugs and drinking, so I've never wanted to try them.
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preach against someone or something

to exhort against someone or something. The evangelist preached against the operator of the town's only saloon. The principal kept preaching against drinking and drugs.
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In a little while, however, not only the first twelve had returned, but a multitude of other Quakers had come to rebuke the rulers and to preach against the priests and steeple-houses.
Some people preach against wedding festivities and dancing, where some badmouth the army,' she said.
Continue to find leaders who find cozy and noncontroversial topics to preach against each week, so we are not made uncomfortable in our religious hours.
He said priests should just preach against the evils of using illegal drugs.
Caravale examines how the Roman Catholic Church sought to force preachers to preach against the Lutheran heresy and demand that members of their congregations profess specifically Catholic teachings.
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But those who preached about abortion were seven times more likely to preach against (22%) than in favor of (3%).
The President emphasized that Ulemas and religious scholars should preach against the curses of corruption and bribery in their sermons and speeches in the light of Islamic teachings.
He would preach against the ever widening chasm of grotesque inherited wealth and privilege, and the inexorable increasing levels of poverty and hopelessness.
html) mission which they claim is to preach against all form of sin which includes fornication.
Conservative Christians said the legislation would make it impossible for them to preach against homosexuality, and the bill was watered down as a result of their efforts.
Consequently, it is imperative to preach against any application of this text that in any way condones the ownership of one human being by another.
This is the reason why even now universal brotherhood is flourishing and makes our lives worth living, despite our being surrounded by many whose whole lives are spent in spreading violence, hatred, terror and destruction though all religions preach against these inhuman qualities.
Warns against violence Kiir called on the Church to preach against violence in all its manifestations.
PERTH, AUSTRALIA * Cardinal George Pell of Sydney has defended the right of priests to preach against the legalization of same-sex marriage, responding to a concern raised by an organization that supports same-sex marriage.