American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Wesley, John 1703-1791. British religious leader who founded Methodism (1738). His brother Charles (1707-1788) wrote thousands of hymns, including "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.”
- n. A habitational surname.
- n. John Wesley, founder of Methodism.
- n. A male given name, transferred from the surname since the 18th century, today often without any religious connotations.
- n. English clergyman and brother of John Wesley who wrote many hymns (1707-1788)
- n. English clergyman and founder of Methodism (1703-1791)
- Several places in England, from Old English west ("west") + lēah ("wood, clearing"). (Wiktionary)
“Colley, taking, in 1745, the name of Wesley, received from George II. the title of Earl Mornington: and Colley's grandson, the Marquess Wellesley of our age, was recorded in the Irish peerage as _Wesley_, Earl of”
“Ms. Haversham had read the list of names and her voice had caught with emotion as she came to Father Christopher Lonergan, and then again when she read the name Wesley Wyndam-Pryce.”
“I mean I have all the books and Paul Wesley is just so dreamy, and ...”
“Wesley is short and stout his pant size is 40 X 30 and wears large or XL shirt or parka.”
“Mary Wesley is probably the best – I think she was in her 70s before she got published for the first time.”
“How much it reminds me of that crappy TNG episode where Wesley is condemned to death for trampling some foliage.”
“Also, Wesley is fine; the name is derived from my veneration of John Wesley.”
“The point, Wesley, is that Faux News is the media arm of the Republican Party, and not a legitimate news outlet.”
“We talked to Jackie Reusch last week and she said Wesley is a changed young man.”
“Wesley is a successful young writer in Los Angeles who is called back to his Native American upbringing after ten years in order to visit his sick mother.”
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