from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Methodist.
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Then they shed what his father called "methody" ways but not, fortunately, their early childhood training.
His “basterds” performance was a first rate combination of old-school stylization with a bit of methody-depth.
If his family never understood why their Talented son had had to leave Capella and the promise of a good position in Callisto Prime Tower, he could at least find alternative Towers for those nieces and nephews of his that might also wish for a life unrestricted by Capella's methody ways.
Why, would you believe it, my lady, the stuck-up thing does not remit any of us to her parlour, with the deception of Mrs. Peters, lady Welford’s woman! and she is an ugly old maid, and a methody into the bargain.”