Examples of past master in a Sentence
He's a past master at finding ways to get out of trouble.
They are past masters of the art of propaganda.
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The Ming dynasty artist and theorist Dong Qichang (1555-1636) systemized a practice of simultaneously channeling and customizing the work of past masters.
Can viewers really consider anything truly new and innovative if artists are always looking to past masters?
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First Known Use of past master
past master Synonyms
Synonymsace, adept, artist, authority, cognoscente, connoisseur, crackerjack (also crackajack), dab [chiefly British], dab hand [chiefly British], fiend, geek, guru, hand, hotshot, maestro, master, maven (also mavin), meister, expert, proficient, scholar, shark, sharp, virtuoso, whiz, wizard
Antonymsamateur, inexpert, nonexpert
Related Wordspro, professional; consultant, hired gun, specialist; addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, devotee, enthusiast, fan; craftsman, journeyman; all-rounder [British], jack-of-all-trades, Renaissance man; mistress
Near Antonymsapprentice, beginner, neophyte, novice; dabbler, dilettante; layman, nonprofessional
PAST MASTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of past master for English Language Learners
: a person who has done something many times before and has become very skilled at doing it
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