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 (wĕs′lē, wĕz′-), John 1703-1791.
English clergyman who was the leader of the early Methodist movement. His brother Charles (1707-1788) wrote thousands of hymns, including "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing."
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1. (Biography) John. 1703–91, English preacher who founded Methodism
2. (Biography) Mary, pseudonym of Mary Aline Siepmann. 1912–2003, British writer: her novels include The Camomile Lawn (1984) and An Imaginative Experience (1994)
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(ˈwɛs li, ˈwɛz-)

1. Charles, 1707–88, English evangelist and hymnist.
2. his brother John, 1703–91, English theologian and evangelist: founder of Methodism.
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Wesley, who spent his life in doing what our blessed Lord did--preaching the Gospel to the poor--and he entered into his rest eight years ago.
Wesley did; and what he came down for was to tell good news about God to the poor.
Wesley, who has been taken from us?...He was the Son of God--'in the image of the Father,' the Bible says; that means, just like God, who is the beginning and end of all things--the God we want to know about.
Wines- burg was proud of the hands of Wing Biddlebaum in the same spirit in which it was proud of Banker White's new stone house and Wesley Moyer's bay stallion, Tony Tip, that had won the two-fifteen trot at the fall races in Cleveland.
Here the followers of John Wesley have set up a temple, built before the period of Methodist conversion to the principles of architectural religion.
In the sphere of religion, especially, the second decade of the eighteenth century saw the awakening of the English church from lethargy by the great revival of John and Charles Wesley, whence, quite contrary to their original intention, sprang the Methodist denomination.
One aged person remembered how a rude multitude had been swayed when John Wesley preached in the cattle-market; but for a long while it had not been expected of preachers that they should shake the souls of men.
An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man; as, Monachism, of the Hermit Antony; the Reformation, of Luther; Quakerism, of Fox; Methodism, of Wesley; Abolition, of Clarkson.
Wesley James Ruined My Life is a quick, fun, and predictable novel.
Wesley Bauguess, an army widow, veteran, golfer--and spokesperson for Folds of Honor and Patriot Foundation spokesperson shares the incredible path that has been forged in her life as a result of losing her husband, Army Major Larry Bauguess.
At first, the bear appeared oblivious to his presence, and Wesley thought it prudent to stay put, to not attract attention and let the bear be on its way.
Wesley Bell was left needing staples in his head after a pint glass was smashed on his head, leaving a deep cut.