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[hwit-feeld, wit-]
  1. George,1714–70, English Methodist evangelist.
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Related formsWhite·field·i·an, White·field·ite, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Nor did he suffer Whitefield's cant phrases to pass unchallenged.

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  • Poor Rhodes, said Whitefield, was one of the Brethren's victims.

  • Thus was Whitefield's fiction exploded, and the Brethren's credit restored.

  • He was an equally active opponent of Whitefield and of Episcopacy.

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    Anna Green Winslow

  • Whitefield wrote disparagingly of the custom of not speaking at the grave.

British Dictionary definitions for whitefield


  1. George. 1714–70, English Methodist preacher, who separated from the Wesleys (?1741) because of his Calvinistic views
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