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  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of a master; masterly.

Etymologies

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master +‎ -like

Examples

  • These five, in their order from the main entrance are: No. 87, devoted to the old-masterlike works of Frank Duveneck, who, more perhaps than any other American, shows the great manner of Velasquez, Rembrandt and Franz Hals, and to whom the jury has recommended that a special medal be given for his influence on American art; No. 88 filled with the admirable

    The Jewel City

  • There is a free flow of narrative, of incident, and sentiment; and easy masterlike coherence throughout, as if it were the free dash of a master’s hand, “round as the O of Giotto.

    Criticisms and Interpretations. III. Carlyle on the Waverley Novels

  • There is a free flow of narrative, of incident and sentiment; an easy masterlike coherence throughout, as if it were the free dash of a master’s hand, ‘round as the O of Giotto.

    Paras. 50-73

  • Pitt still reigned over Parliament and over England, governing a free country sovereign-masterlike.

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 6

  • In all his visits he combined a majesty the loftiest, the proudest, the most delicate, the most sustained, at the same time the least embarrassing when he had once established it, with a politeness which savored of it, always and in all cases; masterlike everywhere, but with degrees according to persons.

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 6

  • -- and yet the simple semicolon after it, the instant passing on without the least pause of reflex consciousness, is more exquisite and masterlike than the touch itself.

    Literary Remains, Volume 1

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