Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition or quality of being masterly; masterly ability or skill.
- n. The quality of being masterly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being masterly; ability to control wisely or skillfully.
- masterly + -ness (Wiktionary)
“A truly masterful piece of masterliness, literarily speaking .... but, what's the point of an anthology when a certain unscrupulous literary agent who will remain nameless is likely to ripe-off our literary genius and sell it as her own!”
“Marlboro's masterliness was quite another thing, affected no clusters of men, and was felt only by those whom he owned, body and soul.”
“This observation of success teaches the child to admire masterliness, to get the motto, _Age quod agis_, stamped into his child life from the beginning.”
“She takes him in hand with easy masterliness in the art of reducing a youthful heart.”
“The rendering was masterly to the extreme of masterliness.”
“Comparing reptiles with amphibians, we may recognise an increased masterliness of behaviour and a hint of greater plasticity.”
“None of Chopin's compositions surpass in masterliness of form and beauty and poetry of contents his ballades.”
“Pierre gradually yielded to such sovereign masterliness, such virile elegance, such a vision of supreme beauty set in supreme perfection.”
“It is easy to draw what appears to be a good line with a sweep of the hand, or with what is called freedom;  the real difficulty and masterliness is in never letting the hand _be_ free, but keeping it under entire control at every part of the line.”
“It produced a game of technical masterliness, tactically enriched and emotionally laddened.”
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