In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The result was a preachy didacticism that is more likely to conceal human truth than reveal it.
- Then it gets preachy, and even boring in the name of realism.
- The themes of the film are worn on its striped, embroidered sleeve, and often the script gets preachy with its sanctimonious moralizing.
- These are two thoughtful performances in a carefully understated film that has a number of erudite lines without ever becoming preachy.
- I rewrote it several years ago and when I went back to it, it had this really didactic preachy ending and it was just awful.
- Most critically, it has no moral centre, just a preachy moral lesson.
- I know you probably hear this a lot, and I don't want to sound preachy, but just try it out once in awhile, and see if it makes a change.
- Unfortunately, the ending comes far too abruptly and consequently feels kind of preachy and not at all in tune with the feeling of the rest of the play.
- They aren't preachy, and seem to be sensible and hard working.
- Forgive me sounding preachy but the character in our neighbourhoods, heritage and iconic landscape will be utterly lost.
- It is poignant without being preachy, invested with subtleties when the penchant in the past would have been to go overboard.
- The narrative would benefit from more structure, especially towards the end, which feels loose and a bit preachy.
- There were some lovely historical tales and some very preachy tracts.
- We're just bashing around trying to do something meaningful, but not in a preachy sense.
- I think that makes my music less preachy and it also allows me to just talk about the regular things I go through.
- To be honest, it's usually too preachy, straining to get across a point, like using a chainsaw to cut a string on your jacket.
- Still, he says the band's shows aren't meant to be preachy.
- But amid this entertainment, and without being too preachy, the group showed us that dreams are not what they're cracked up to be.
- I hope I don't sound too preachy, but that letter got me all riled up.
- His need to impart lessons about baseball and life tends to make him sound, at times, preachy and sanctimonious.
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