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 (wĕs′lē-ən, wĕz′-)
Of or relating to John or Charles Wesley or to Methodism.
A Methodist.

Wes′ley·an·ism n.
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1. (Protestantism) of, relating to, or deriving from John Wesley
2. (Protestantism) of, relating to, or characterizing Methodism, esp in its original form or as upheld by the branch of the Methodist Church known as the Wesleyan Methodists
3. (Protestantism) a follower of John Wesley
4. (Protestantism) a member of the Methodist Church or (formerly) of the Wesleyan Methodists
ˈWesleyanism n
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(ˈwɛs li ən, ˈwɛz-)

1. of or pertaining to John Wesley, founder of Methodism.
2. pertaining to Methodism.
3. a follower of John Wesley.
4. Chiefly Brit. a Methodist.
Wes′ley•an•ism, Wes′ley•ism, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Wesleyan - a follower of Wesleyanism
Wesleyan Methodist Church, Wesleyan Methodists - the original Methodist Church
Methodist - a follower of Wesleyanism as practiced by the Methodist Church
Adj.1.Wesleyan - of or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of Protestantism adhering to the views of WesleyWesleyan - of or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of Protestantism adhering to the views of Wesley; "Methodist theology"
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
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B. Nmetodista mf
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References in classic literature ?
Maybe he grew tired of being God, or maybe it was because the Fijian decamped with the six thousand pounds in the royal treasury; but at any rate the Second Reformed Wesleyans got him, and his entire kingdom went Wesleyan.
He fired out the Second Reformed Wesleyans, called back the exiles from Samoa, invited in the traders, held a general love-feast, took the lid off, proclaimed religious liberty and high tariff, and as for himself went back to the worship of his ancestors, dug up the idols, reinstated a few octogenarian priests, and observed the tabus.
Carey that he might do as he chose, and for his part he thought the Wesleyan Chapel would be an equally suitable place.
"Ah, I daresay you have many religious friends and companions there; you are a Methodist--a Wesleyan, I think?"
We had reached the first houses, and were close on the new Wesleyan college, before her set features relaxed and she spoke once more.
Thus whether she received the Reverend Saunders McNitre, the Scotch divine; or the Reverend Luke Waters, the mild Wesleyan; or the Reverend Giles Jowls, the illuminated Cobbler, who dubbed himself Reverend as Napoleon crowned himself Emperor--the household, children, tenantry of my Lady Southdown were expected to go down on their knees with her Ladyship, and say Amen to the prayers of either Doctor.
The Wesleyans totalled 108 all out, being bowled out a couple of overs short of their allocaton of 40.
Forward thinking by prominent Wesleyans of the time and fundraising by High Street West Chapel and other local sources meant that Durham Road Wesleyan Chapel took on a life of it own on June 7, 1906.
She insists that neither feminist theorist provides an exclusive hermeneutic for Wesleyans. Drawing on both Beauvoir's view that misogyny can be rejected and transcended and Irigaray's view that it can be inverted and transferred, Leclerc lays the groundwork for her constructive Wesleyan feminist theology.
An eyewitness told the Examiner that Almondbury Wesleyans bowler Chris Sykes, who was fielding near the boundary, got into a verbal dispute with a Denby Dale member which resulted in an alleged assault.
Abdullah Amin was another to claim four wickets as Almondbury Wesleyans beat Kirkburton.