A preacher urging voter turnout invoked the biblical tale of Jesus and Barabbas.
She sees Plath as "a godless version of Ecclesiastes' preacher."
The preacher read a short verse of Scripture, then said a prayer.
His mother was a schoolteacher and his father was a preacher.
That recollection touches on another tradition from the civil-rights days: the preacher as prophet.
And then the Vice-Chancellor, with the "pokers" and the preacher.
The preacher was trying to explain to us the eternal duration of God's punishment.
preacher, don't you ever think I want to say anything against it.
The preacher's voice rose until it sounded like a trumpet blast.
"Thar's no one else c'n do it but the negro, sah," the preacher answered.
c.1200, from Old French preecheor "preacher" (Modern French prêcheur), from Latin praedicatorem (nominative praedicator) "public praiser, eulogist," literally "proclaimer" (see preach). Slang short form preach (n.) is recorded by 1968, American English.