pulpit


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Synonyms for pulpit

Synonyms for pulpit

a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

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In the gallery opposite to the pulpit were a little choir of male and female singers, a violoncello, and a violin.
Sometimes, when much excited with his subject, he had an odd way - compounded of John Bunyan, and Balfour of Burley - of taking his great quarto Bible under his arm and pacing up and down the pulpit with it; looking steadily down, meantime, into the midst of the congregation.
It was not badly named in one respect, being in truth a particularly little Bethel--a Bethel of the smallest dimensions-- with a small number of small pews, and a small pulpit, in which a small gentleman (by trade a Shoemaker, and by calling a Divine) was delivering in a by no means small voice, a by no means small sermon, judging of its dimensions by the condition of his audience, which, if their gross amount were but small, comprised a still smaller number of hearers, as the majority were slumbering.
Kit was the best-tempered fellow in the world, but considering this strong language, and being somewhat excited by the circumstances in which he was placed, he faced round to the pulpit with the baby in his arms, and replied aloud, 'No, I don't.
The professors assist them in the saving of their time by being promptly in their little boxed-up pulpits when the hours strike, and as promptly out again when the hour finishes.
I am weary of my cheaply won success in the pulpit.
Would not the people start up in their seats, by a simultaneous impulse, and tear him down out of the pulpit which he defiled?
With his brain in a whirl he went down into the pulpit and preached a long sermon without once thinking of his gestures or his voice.
In his hand he carried a small open box, with the figures “8 by 10” written in black paint on one of its sides; which, having placed in the pulpit, apparently as a footstool for the divine, he returned to his station in time to say, sonorously, “Amen.
From where she sat she could see the whole church, including pulpit and gallery, and her black eyes darted over it with restless glances.
Hooper had ascended the stairs, and showed himself in the pulpit, face to face with his congregation, except for the black veil.
It should have been put into the pulpit of the Old South Church, or some other consecrated place.
On Sunday Anne confided to Marilla on the way home from church that she grew actually cold all over with excitement when the minister announced the picnic from the pulpit.
At one extremity of an open space, hemmed in by the dark wall of the forest, arose a rock, bearing some rude, natural resemblance either to an alter or a pulpit, and surrounded by four blazing pines, their tops aflame, their stems untouched, like candles at an evening meeting.
A hundred black faces turned round in their rows to peer; and beyond, a black Angel of Doom was beating a book in a pulpit.