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Noun homily has 1 sense
  1. homily, preachment - a sermon on a moral or religious topic
    --1 is a kind of sermon, discourse, preaching

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Homilies refer to religious speeches or sermons given by priests or preachers during religious services, typically based on religious texts or teachings.

1. Noun: Religious Speeches

Homilies are short sermons or speeches given by religious leaders to provide guidance, moral teachings, and interpretations of religious texts to the congregation.

Sample sentence: During the Sunday mass, the priest delivered a heartfelt homily about forgiveness and compassion.

2. Noun: Literary Works

Homilies can also refer to written literary works that contain moral or religious teachings. These written homilies can provide spiritual knowledge and guidance to readers.

Sample sentence: The book consisted of a collection of ancient homilies where the author shared insightful lessons on finding inner peace.

3. Noun: Moralizing Speeches

Informally, homilies can be found in everyday conversations, referring to moralizing speeches that offer advice, usually in a pedantic or preachy manner.

Sample sentence: With a disapproving tone, the mother offered her son a homily on the importance of hard work and responsibility.

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