from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The leader of a class in a Methodist church. See class, n., 3 .


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  • He was a prayer-leader, a class-leader, a steward and a trustee, but never aspired to be a preacher.

    The Weapon of Prayer

  • William Carvosso, an old-time Methodist class-leader, was one of the best examples which modern times has afforded of what was probably the religious life of Christians in the apostolic age.

    The Weapon of Prayer

  • He was a devout Methodist, and a class-leader, but used some of the

    Hidden Treasures Or, Why Some Succeed While Others Fail

  • Methodist class-leader, and now, here I am, drinking whisky, and selling it, and getting three prices from the boys for every thing I sell.

    Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive

  • This class-leader was a blacksmith at a manufacturing mill which was driven by a water-wheel.

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  • His class-leader there had lost a leg, and he had heard direct from himself the circumstances under which the loss took place and the dream that accompanied.

    Real Ghost Stories

  • My wife also passed from the hands of Mr. B.ylan into those of MR. B.NJAMIN B. SMITH, a merchant, a member and class-leader in the Methodist church, and in much repute for his deep piety and devotion to religion.

    The Narrative of Lunsford Lane, Formerly of Raleigh, N.C.

  • Mr. Smith, as she had become attached to him in consequence of belonging to the same church, and receiving his religious instruction and counsel as her class-leader, and in consequence of the peculiar devotedness to the cause of religion for which he was noted, and which he always seemed to manifest.

    The Narrative of Lunsford Lane, Formerly of Raleigh, N.C.

  • He seldom could be with the village church on prayer-meeting night, so the responsibility that fell upon the class-leader was increased.

    The Hero of Hill House

  • There was no way but that the young class-leader take the meeting, which he did with fair success and a rich blessing to his own soul.

    The Hero of Hill House


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