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master class

a small class for advanced students, especially a class in performance skills conducted by a distinguished musician.
Origin of master class
1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The pamphlet found its way South, and was the cause of no little commotion among the master-class.

    William Lloyd Garrison Archibald H. Grimke
  • Read Boccaccio—it is the beginning of the master-class, immoral art.

  • They wanted to go on, as they had always gone, opposing the master-class and paying no heed to talk about German agents.

    Jimmie Higgins Upton Sinclair
  • Upon the very threshold of the nineteenth century, "General Gabriel" made the master-class of Virginia quail with mortal dread.

  • For now the master-class had torn the mask from its face, and revealed to the whole world what were its moral standards!

    Jimmie Higgins Upton Sinclair
  • The entire nineteenth century is one long and terrible record of master-class exploitation inside the British Isles.

    The American Empire Scott Nearing

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