pulpit

Part of speech: noun

An elevated stand or desk for a preacher in a church.

Part of speech: noun

The preacher's office; the clergy.

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Usage examples "pulpit":

  1. A way was made to a back door by the side of the pulpit. - "The Mormon Prophet", Lily Dougall.
  2. Why the English custom is not followed, and a clean sweep made of both the men in the pulpit and the women inside, one has no notion; for in addition to being a nuisance they must reduce the profits. - "A Wanderer in Paris", E. V. Lucas.
  3. I used to think that only mature men ought to be sent out but now I shall be glad to see a boy in the pulpit to show us the way to salvation,- a boy it may be with a head full of foolish notions that old folks say are not practical and some of which won't of course stand wear; but a boy, with a glad young face, eyes full of faith and dreams and the sort of insane courage and daring that only the young know. - "Green Valley", Katharine Reynolds.