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He had tried this method of seeing Viviette before, but without success.

Saved by this method once they would reject it when it came to danger the second time.

The method of working with it was simple in idea, however difficult in practice.

(b) How should jars, covers, and rubbers be treated in this method?

The method of sealing must also be judged before the can is opened.

(b) Describe the filling and closing of jars in this method.

In an instant order and method took the place of general confusion.

This method, however, is not to be recommended, because it is not economical.

Miss Grange, who had been kind to Sidney in her probation months, taught her the method.

Catechization is not a method of instruction by means of questions and answers.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "regular, systematic treatment of disease," from Latin methodus "way of teaching or going," from Greek methodos "scientific inquiry, method of inquiry, investigation," originally "pursuit, a following after," from meta- "after" (see meta-) + hodos "a traveling, way" (see cede). Meaning "way of doing anything" is from 1580s; that of "orderliness, regularity" is from 1610s. In reference to a theory of acting associated with Russian director Konstantin Stanislavsky, it is attested from 1923.

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