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  • noun obsolete mastery

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Examples

  • Our poet uses similar words with propriety; and whenever he sees a beautiful person, or other object, prides himself on the "maistry" of his God.

    A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

  • You will remember how, as a schoolboy, I had destroyed my religious life by a vicious subjectivism which made "realisations" the aim of prayer; turning away from God to seek states of mind, and trying to produce those states of mind by "maistry."

    Surprised by Joy

  • If only someone had read to me old Walter Hilton's warning that we must never in prayer strive to extort "by maistry" what God does not give!

    Surprised by Joy

  • In the difference of wits I have observed there are many notes; and it is a little maistry to know them, to discern what every nature, every disposition will bear; for before we sow our land we should plough it.

    The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume III (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland I

  • The maistry may die, he may abscond, and sometimes he advances to coolies who decamp and take advances from another planter or his maistry.

    Gold, Sport, and Coffee Planting in Mysore

  • "The captain's a queer hand ... he keeps a high hand ower the country, and we couldna deal with the Hielandmen without his protection, sin 'a' the keys o 'the kintray hings at his belt; and he's no an ill body in the main; and maistry, ye ken, maws the meadows doun."

    The Proverbs of Scotland

  • Hielandmen without his protection, sin 'a' the keys o 'the kintray hings at his belt; and he's no an ill body in the main, and maistry, ye ken, maws the meadows doun.' '

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • -- In the difference of wits I have observed there are many notes; and it is a little maistry to know them, to discern what every nature, every disposition will bear; for before we sow our land we should plough it.

    Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter and Some Poems

  • Rhetoricien/& which is more difficulty tha [n] the other .iii. so that it ones had/there is no very great maistry to com by the resydue.

    The Art or Crafte of Rhetoryke

  • These & suche other qualities wherein they booste the [m] selfe greatly: I wyll nat repyne agai [n] st it that they bere the maistry therein.

    The Art or Crafte of Rhetoryke

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