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[mas-uh-rik; Czech mah-sah-rik] /ˈmæs ə rɪk; Czech ˈmɑ sɑ rɪk/
[yahn] /yɑn/ (Show IPA),
1886–1948, Czech statesman (son of Tomáŝ).
Tomáŝ Garrigue
[taw-mahsh gah-rik] /ˈtɔ mɑʃ ˈgɑ rɪk/ (Show IPA),
1850–1937, Czech statesman: 1st president of Czechoslovakia 1918–35. Unabridged
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  • President Masaryk was to take up his official residence in the immense royal palace so long deserted.

    Our Little Czecho-Slovak Cousin Clara Vostrovsky Winlow
  • Professor Masaryk was to give the signal for the blow for liberty.

  • Such a day of merriment is March 7th, very much of a feast-day indeed—the birthday of President Masaryk.

    From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
  • One who witnessed Masaryk's return pictures the scenes on the way to the government buildings.

    Winning a Cause John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
  • Besides being a philologist, Dr. Masaryk is also a distinguished writer on philosophical subjects.

  • Extirpate, Germanize, that is and has been the favorite policy of the government for decades, said Masaryk.

  • Soon President Masaryk's train, with its engine elaborately decorated, steamed in through the silent crowd.

    Winning a Cause John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
  • In complete silence, Masaryk, gray-haired and distinguished appearing, left the train and entered the station.

    Winning a Cause John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
British Dictionary definitions for Masaryk


/ˈmæsərɪk; Czech ˈmasarik/
Jan (jan). 1886–1948, Czech statesman; foreign minister (1941–48). He died in mysterious circumstances after the Communists took control of the government
his father, Tomáš Garrigue (ˈtɔmaːʃ ˈɡarik). 1850–1937, Czech philosopher and statesman; a founder of Czechoslovakia (1918) and its first president (1918–35)
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