Examples of masterwork in a Sentence
his most famous novel is regarded as a masterwork of Western literature
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The masterwork's provenance can be traced back to the 16th century during the height of da Vinci's career, and is said to have been painted around the same time as the Mona Lisa.
The 200 pieces on view will include masterworks by artists such as Edward Hopper, Paul Cézanne, and Jackson Pollock.
The Harlem group’s aim is to draw new audiences to classical music with a diverse repertoire that includes classical masterworks, jazz and music by minority composers.
And in Game 6, when the Astros still seemed exhausted for all their efforts in the 13-12 masterwork, Houston's only run was a Springer homer.
Moses was the subject of Robert Caro’s first masterwork, The Power Broker.
Life and Fate is, however, a masterwork of rebellious thought.
Museum of Anthropology, 6393 NW Marine Dr., 822-5087; moa.ubc.ca: A mind-bogglingly beautiful collection of First Nations art of the Northwest coast, housed in a masterwork by Vancouver's most important contemporary architect, Arthur Erickson.
The Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago, 159 E. Monroe St., 443-3600; artic.edu: Designed by Renzo Piano, this 264,000-square-foot addition houses masterworks—and is a masterpiece in its own right.
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First Known Use of masterwork
Synonymschef d'oeuvre, classic, magnum opus, masterpiece
Related Wordsmasterstroke, pièce de résistance, showpiece, tour de force; blockbuster, megahit, smash, success, winner; gem, jewel, prize, treasure
Near Antonymsbomb, catastrophe, clunker, debacle (also débâcle), disaster, dud, failure, fiasco, fizzle, flop, loser, turkey, washout
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