Methodism

Definitions

  • Methods of Sawing Quartered Logs
    Methods of Sawing Quartered Logs
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Methodism the religious beliefs and practices of Methodists characterized by concern with social welfare and public morals
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Method of Using the Winding-Sticks Method of Using the Winding-Sticks
Methods of Attaching Box Bottoms Methods of Attaching Box Bottoms
Methods of attaching Table Top to Rails Methods of attaching Table Top to Rails
METHODS OF PUNISHMENT METHODS OF PUNISHMENT
Method of loading kiln cars Method of loading kiln cars
Method of Loading lumber Method of Loading lumber
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Americans write approximately 50 billion checks a year making it the second most frequent payment method used after cash
    • n Methodism (Eccl) The system of doctrines, polity, and worship, of the sect called Methodists.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During World War II, Russians used dogs strapped with explosives to blow up German tanks. They trained the dogs to associate the tanks with food and ended up destroying about 25 German tanks using this method
    • n Methodism The principle of acting according to a fixed or strict method; the system or practice of methodists: as, methodism in medicine, or in conduct.
    • n Methodism Specifically [capitalized] The doctrines and polity of the Methodist Church. See Methodist Church, under Methodist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Modern coffee brewing methods use approximately 200° water.
    • ns Methodism the principles and practice of the Methodists
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Quotations

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin%20D.%20Roosevelt
    “It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another, but above all try something.”
  • Agatha Christie
    Agatha Christie
    “Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions.”
  • Oswald Chambers
    Oswald Chambers
    “Earnestness is not by any means everything; it is very often a subtle form of pious pride because it is obsessed with the method and not with the Master.”
  • Burton Hills
    Burton Hills
    “Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Though this be madness, yet there is method in it. [Hamlet]”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “What people call insincerity is simply a method by which we can multiply our personalities.”

Idioms

Method in his madness - If there's method in someone's madness, they do things in a strange and unorthodox way, but manage to get results.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. methodus—Gr. methodosmeta, after, hodos, a way.

Usage

In literature:

In country districts the method employed is somewhat different.
"The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism" by Bertrand Russell
Dramatically it seems clear that the method of Esmond has the advantage over the method of Vanity Fair.
"The Craft of Fiction" by Percy Lubbock
In nursery grafting, we usually use just the cleft method.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
My own method of managing manure gives me many of the advantages claimed for the Deacon's method, and John Johnston's, also.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
The method of mashing, however, though on infusion lines, differs appreciably from the English process.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Use same method as in sewing edge wire on brim.
"Make Your Own Hats" by Gene Allen Martin
Under him Methodism ceased to be a society based upon Anglican foundation, and became a distinct church.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
We do not trust the care of our bodies to those who have picked up a few methods of treatment by experience or the imitation of others.
"Voice Production in Singing and Speaking" by Wesley Mills
Nevertheless, under some conditions this method of sowing the plants is usually satisfactory.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
The actual method of dyeing with the indigo vat is the same with all methods of preparation.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
PROF. DRAKE: I shall talk about the methods I use in scoring the black walnut in Arkansas.
"Northern Nut Growers Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-First Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
While this method of preparation is a simple one, it is not economical.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
The opposite extreme from the method just exhibited, is that known as the topical method.
"In the School-Room" by John S. Hart
This is the method employed in most schools.
"Organizing and Building Up the Sunday School" by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
The proper method of estimating and specifying stress is a matter of importance, and its character is necessarily mathematical.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2" by Various
This method would be sure to bring confusion, uncertainty, and injustice into trade and industry.
"Readings in Money and Banking" by Chester Arthur Phillips
The resulting philosophy seemed radical enough and even dangerous to the average Athenian because of the difference of form and method.
"Reconstruction in Philosophy" by John Dewey
For skins which are to be mounted, the advantages of this method are very obvious.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
One of the best methods of cooling is to set the can containing the milk into a tub of cold running water, and then stir.
"The Book of Cheese" by Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
Its standard, aim, and method 149 2.
"The School System of Norway" by David Allen Anderson
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In poetry:

Observe that the easiest
method by far
is to look a bit stupider
than you are.
"Meeting the Eye" by Piet Hein
CHRYSANTHUS.
Were I certain as of breath
I could claim it after death,
There was method in my madness.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
The Lord is just and kind,
The meek shall learn his ways,
And every humble sinner find
The methods of his grace.
"Psalm 25 part 1" by Isaac Watts
All I believed is true!
I am able yet
All I want, to get
By a method as strange as new:
Dare I trust the same to you?
"Mesmerism" by Robert Browning
FIRST PRIEST.
Insulting slaves! If gentler methods fail,
The whips and angry tortures shall prevail.
'Exeunt Chaldeans'
"The Captivity" by Oliver Goldsmith
In vain we seek for peace with God
By methods of our own:
Jesus, there's nothing but thy blood
Can bring us near the throne.
"Hymn 38 part 1" by Isaac Watts

In news:

This morning, Chuck turned me on to this a capella group called "The Urban Method".
The Jamaica Plain resident methodically opens plastic totes, unloads extracts and slowly sifts flour and mixes of flavors into her homemade vegan frosting.
The Air Methods medical transport helicopter landed in South Colton last night.
New Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Concrete or Mortar Surfaces using a Taber Abraser.
Revision of C131 - 06 Standard Test Method for Resistance to Degradation of Small-Size Coarse Aggregate by Abrasion and Impact in the Los Angeles Machine.
New Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Flexible Packaging Films.
This test method covers the Atomic Absorption procedure to analyze and calculate the chrome content of Wet Blue on a moisture free basis.
Revision of D2842 - 06 Standard Test Method for Water Absorption of Rigid Cellular Plastics.
AkzoNobel has forged a five-year partnership with a leading UK corrosion research center to advance the study of corrosion prevention methods and technologies, including new coatings.
We eliminate the drawbacks of traditional funding methods, and offer many more advantages.
Commonly used test method tends to overpredict.
This water-saving irrigation method lost popularity among greenhouse growers when other sub irrigation methods stole the limelight.
ST LOUIS, Aug 8 (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to re-enter a case on whether Missouri's lethal injection method of capital punishment is constitutional.
There are a lot of factors to consider (body size etc) to come up with your carb breakdown, but one method during a cutting program is to eat one ...
Revision of D5191 - 10b Standard Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Mini Method).
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In science:

In addition, 5 spurious (not of interest) relations are found by both methods, with method I finding an additional 43 spurious relationships (not found by method II) and method II finding an additional 9 relationships.
More accurate tests for the statistical significance of result differences
The study rests on two complementary methods, the painting method and artificial neural networks (ANN) method.
A Study of Sequence Distribution of a Painted Globule as a Model for Proteins with Good Folding Properties
This technique used two complementary methods - painting method and neural network windowing method.
A Study of Sequence Distribution of a Painted Globule as a Model for Proteins with Good Folding Properties
Although the derivative based method consistently gives a value of cs roughly 5 % higher than the exact method (in contrast to the a-priori tests), both methods relax from the initial value (cs (0) = 0, as expected for Gaussian fields) to their quasi-steady value at about the same rate.
Dynamic Model for LES Without Test Filtering: Quantifying the Accuracy of Taylor Series Approximations
We focus, here on the CDMFT and the DCA method, because both methods have been proved to be manifestly causal, i.e. the output of an approximated solution of the cluster equations is causal, as long as a causal method is used for the solution of the impurity model.
A note on cluster methods for strongly correlated electron systems
Give up ⇒ Naive factorization. • Improved factorization • X -boson method (or fictitious boson method) • Large Nc (in combination with something like the X -boson method.) Here the difference is mainly in the treatment of the low-energy hadronic physics.
QCD and Weak Interactions of Light Quarks
This results in a method which is considerably more accurate and efficient than most second-order codes using typical grid sizes. A fully third-order (in space) method provides only a slight additional improvement in accuracy but results in a significant increase in the computational cost of the method.
On Validating an Astrophysical Simulation Code
Fig. 2.— Velocity profile, as a function of vertical position, of the isothermal atmosphere at time t = 2µs (approximately 1/2 of a dynamical time) when evolved with 3072 points with Godunov’s method (solid) and Godunov’s method corrected by LeVeque’s method (LeVeque 1998b) (dashed).
Mapping Initial Hydrostatic Models in Godunov Codes
Thus, our inversion method can reconstruct P (k) with a much finer resolution than other methods proposed so far, such as the binning, wavelet band powers, or direct wavelet expansion method (Wang et al. 1999a,b; Hannestad 2001, 2003; Wang and Mathews 2002; Bridle et al. 2003; Mukherjee and Wang 2003a,b,c).
Reconstructing the Primordial Spectrum from WMAP Data by the Cosmic Inversion Method
Although restricted to relatively simple models, conformal-map dynamics offers unique advantages over other numerical methods discussed in this chapter (such as the Level-Set Method) and in Chapter 9 (such as the Phase Field Method).
Conformal mapping methods for interfacial dynamics
The above formulas have been used in to replace the continuous value assumption inside one of the most efficient methods for histogram representation (the maxdiff method ), and have produced some meaningful improvements in the performance of the method.
Estimating Range Queries using Aggregate Data with Integrity Constraints: a Probabilistic Approach
The Tree-PM method is a hybrid method for cosmological N-Body simulations that uses both the tree and mesh based methods to compute force.
Summary of ICGC04 Cosmology Workshop
It also appears that the method based on the local means is more robust than the method based on the local gradients, and that both methods are more robust for the type I distribution that is asymmetric but not heavy tailed, than for the mixture distribution.
Testing convex hypotheses on the mean of a Gaussian vector. Application to testing qualitative hypotheses on a regression function
Variations of this method have been proposed by several authors; these include the Cavity Insertion Widom method (CIW) due to Mezei and coworkers9, the Excluded Volume Map Sampling by Deitrick et al.6 and the method proposed by Pohorille and Wilson10 .
Determination of the chemical potential using energy-biased sampling
H1 and ZEUS have presented recent precise measurements of the diffractive structure function obtained with all three HERA methods and covering a wide kinematic range (proton tagging method: [2, 8], LRG method: , Mx method: ).
Summary of the "Diffraction & Vector Mesons" working group at DIS05
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