Examples of mastery in a Sentence
We were impressed by her mastery of the subject.
She achieved a complete mastery of French.
He struggled to gain mastery of his fears.
Recent Examples of mastery from the Web
Owners Jeremy Mandrell, Anne Ng and Charlie Biedenharn have built a restaurant that shows off technical mastery, whimsy and just plain good taste in its display case of classic and contemporary pastries every day.
Those who do so must prove their mastery of U.S. history, government and the English language.
For me, no current jazz singer can touch the effortless mastery, range, and imagination of Cécile McLorin Salvant, who just won a Grammy for Best Vocal Jazz Album for her stunning 2017 double CD Dreams and Daggers (Mack Avenue).
The performer has a graceful mastery of her 6-foot-tall tall instrument and mixes experimental and improvisational jazz-like compositions with her original works.
But Tara Lipinski, then 15, entered those Olympics as the world champion and skated with a technical mastery and joyous inevitability while Kwan displayed the slightest caution.
Their heavy handedness, the theory goes, reflects a subconscious need to be in control, the presumption being that mastery equals safety.
This is, however, the first superhero film to be nominated for its writing—something that's never a focus on a genre that's considered more for its technical mastery (sound and visual effects) than its stories.
However their tactical mastery, their dominance of strong opposition and the culmination of a decade of success should not be dismissed or forgotten.
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Origin and Etymology of mastery
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
MASTERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mastery for English Language Learners
: knowledge and skill that allows you to do, use, or understand something very well
: complete control of something
MASTERY Defined for Kids
Definition of mastery for Students
- The wrestler gained mastery over all of his opponents.
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