Charles, 1707–88, English evangelist and hymnist.
his brother, John, 1703–91, English theologian and evangelist: founder of Methodism.
a male given name.
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How to use Wesley in a sentence
The wrenching footnote to these delightful clips is that the mastermind behind them, Kilmer’s younger brother Wesley, died at age 15 in a drowning accident, an event that marked the family forever.In Val, an Actor Turns the Camera on Himself for a Profound Reflection on His Life and Work | Stephanie Zacharek | July 23, 2021 | Time
In 1999, when my older son, Wesley, was in fifth grade, he brought home a copy of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.Truman’s Grandson & Japan’s A-Bomb Survivors: A Story of Reconciliation | Clifton Truman Daniel | August 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On Monday, he carried his gun with him to a movie theater in Wesley Chapel, Florida, an exurban community 26 miles north of Tampa.With Guns, the Threatened Can Quickly Become the Threat | David Frum | January 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Wesley Emerson began producing adult movies in 1975 and only retired a few years ago.Video Killed the Porn Star: The VHS and Fast Forwarding Revolution | Aurora Snow | October 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Wesley would only come out to the set for close-ups,” remembers his co-star Patton Oswalt.Out of Jail, Does Wesley Snipes Have a Second Act? | Allison Samuels | June 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Actors Wesley Snipes is still a few weeks away from becoming a free man.Out of Jail, Does Wesley Snipes Have a Second Act? | Allison Samuels | June 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He became one of the assistants of Mr. Wesley, and was active in the service of the church.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
There is a very characteristic letter by John Wesley, and close by it a letter by Blackstone, part of which is worth reproducing.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
Wesley said if we gave up belief in witchcraft we must give up belief in the Bible.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
In the churchyard, under a great tree, still standing, John Wesley preached his last open-air sermon.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
The trumpet of Wesley and Whitefield was needed before that unseemly slumber could again be broken.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century | Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
British Dictionary definitions for Wesley
John . 1703–91, English preacher who founded Methodism
Mary, pseudonym of Mary Aline Siepmann. 1912–2003, British writer: her novels include The Camomile Lawn (1984) and An Imaginative Experience (1994)
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