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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as Methodistic, 2.

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  • I am quite a bit more open to the 'methodistical' than Butler; but I pay only a tiny bit more attention to Methodist theology than he did.

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  • There is a story somewhere about a meeting between John Wesley and Joseph Butler that didn't go so well; Butler, like most eighteenth century Anglicans, was shocked at anything 'methodistical', and firmly disapproved of it.

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  • Miriam Burnstein gives us the 'rules' for a neo-Victorian novel, a world in which the evil methodistical Evangelicals do battle with Truly Egalitarian Heroes and Heroines who are Instinctively Admired by Oppressed Populations.

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  • Ten to one, you would have thought him a tasteless, indiscreet, methodistical man.

    Adam Bede

  • Next the captain, on the opposite side, was an elderly widow lady, with weak eyes and rather methodistical appearance; and on her left a fussy, brisk-looking little woman, of about thirty-five.

    Bluebell A Novel

  • There is a touch of pathos in the picture of the prim, methodistical English lady, who hated the dirt and slovenliness of her husband's people, was shocked at their jovial ways and free talk, looked upon all Papists as connections of Antichrist, and hoped for the salvation of mankind through the form of religion patronised by

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • I have been reading some of his _Views of Christianity_, and tho 'I believe it is in some parts rather methodistical, I think it quite an angelic book.

    The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope — Volume 1

  • There is a touch of pathos in the picture of the prim, methodistical English lady, who hated the dirt and slovenliness of her husband's people, was shocked at their jovial ways and free talk, looked upon all Papists as connections of Antichrist, and hoped for the salvation of mankind through the form of religion patronised by Lady Huntington.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • I had expected a good deal of "straight-hairedness" (if you understand the phrase) and methodistical puritanism, but I find it quite otherwise.

    The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

  • It seemed like it, especially judging from the sanctified demeanor of the elder and inferior person, who accompanied him; and who sat in the front of the cart, and folded his hands and groaned, after the most approved fashion of a methodistical "revival."

    John Halifax, Gentleman

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