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[meys-feeld, meyz-] /ˈmeɪsˌfild, ˈmeɪz-/
John, 1878–1967, English poet: poet laureate 1930–67. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Masefield brought back to poetry that mixture of beauty and brutality which is its most human and enduring quality.

  • Although he admired Masefield, loveliness rather than liveliness was his aim.

  • In other words, "the days that make us happy make us wise," he said to himself, quoting Masefield's line.

    Where the Blue Begins Christopher Morley
  • I believe this to be no more than a passing phase in Mr. Masefield.

    Personality in Literature Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
  • And men like Masefield, Noyes, and Tagore begin to vie in popularity with the moderately popular novelists.

    The Joyful Heart Robert Haven Schauffler
  • They are not poems in the Masefield manner; they are modeled rather on Keats and Coleridge.

  • Out of this arise the curiously contrasted elements of Mr Masefield's poetry.

  • Well then, confound it, why had Susan gone to a public lecture on Masefield?

    The Book of Susan Lee Wilson Dodd
  • They were his literary ancestors by as indisputable an inheritance as a Masefield or a Kipling could claim.

  • Or had she merely mentioned at lunch that there was a public lecture on Masefield?

    The Book of Susan Lee Wilson Dodd
British Dictionary definitions for Masefield


John. 1878–1967, English poet, novelist, and critic; poet laureate (1930–67)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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