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preach at (one)

To deliver a stern, moralistic lecture to one (about something). I wish you would stop preaching at me about my spending habits, Dad. The priest spends every Sunday preaching at us about the same old sins and vices.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

preach at someone

to lecture or moralize at someone. Don't preach at me! I don't need any of your moralizing. I really don't wish to be preached at.
See also: preach
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Long was a pastor in an Atlanta church for many years, eventually completing his PhD in preaching at Princeton Seminary before he was called to the Columbia Seminary in Atlanta and then Princeton.
In spring 2015 I will teach preaching at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
"Canon law does not support the practice of lay preaching at the homily during Mass," Flynn said.
Dargan, a student of Broadus and his successor as teacher of preaching at Southern Seminary, revised the book.
Such information does indeed advance our knowledge and underpins the impression, gained by reading the actual sermons that have survived, that monastic preaching at the end of the Middle Ages was by no means stale, let alone dead.
LePicart's public career began even before he was awarded the license and doctorate in 1535 during the aforementioned preaching at St.-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie in 1533, after which he was detained in the monastery prison of Saint-Magloire in Paris and then exiled to Reims.(41) Interestingly, he spent his time at Saint-Magloire explicating and preaching on Paul's epistles.(42)
Andrew Parish in Riverton, Utah, and has also begun preaching at the Spanish Mass.
In June, I presented a paper at a conference on Catholic Preaching at The University of Notre Dame (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9_JGb_bAXI) marking the fortieth anniversary of "Fulfilled in Your Hearing," a reflection on the meaning of the homily in the Sunday Mass published by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Once, after preaching at Briarwood, Montreal, a member of the congregation told me, "Now I'll always remember that God will love me no matter what happens." This was the most encouraging feedback that I had ever received after preaching and, though the congregant mentioned nothing of the call to Christian service that such divine love had laid on her life, I believe that the "exhorting" Paraclete can effectively take root in the fertile soil of the knowledge of God's unshakable love.
During Hardcastle's pastorate at Bristol, he spent two six-month prison terms in Newgate Prison for preaching at illegal worship services.
The quality of preaching at my parish is: 33% Good.
I have just read Preaching as Testimony (Westminster John Knox, 2007), a new book by my friend Anna Carter Florence, who teaches preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.
Bernadette Glover-Williams is assistant professor of preaching at New Brunswick Theological Seminary, New Brunswick, New Jersey.