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Quaker

a member of the Religious Society of Friends, a Christian sect founded by the English religious leader George Fox (1624--91) about 1650, whose central belief is the doctrine of the Inner Light. Quakers reject sacraments, ritual, and formal ministry, hold meetings at which any member may speak, and have promoted many causes for social reform
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One of the co-partners in the Catherine Ferry was Theodosius Hunt, "a large, Quakerish looking man, retired in his manner of life, and an estimable citizen" (Stiles, 1867).
A brief period of wedded bliss is followed by Honour's descent into a profligate life of gambling, drinking, financial irresponsibility, and marital infidelity, all of which are tolerated and abetted because of Kezia's naive Quakerish "desire to please universally.
Alan Armstrong (lawyer, bibliophile, historian) has edited and annotated 192 of Collinson's admirably practical letters, with their democratic spelling and rich, Quakerish respect for the green world.