Everything was about mastering the fighting arts but with the firm conviction that “the way you fight is the way you live.”
The Macallan represents a lifestyle; the kind that represents a person set on mastering their craft.
She was famous for mastering complicated policy issues relating to constituent problems and for forging consensus.
He dedicated himself to mastering the simple, genuine flavors of Italian cuisine.
Rather, he seems intent on mastering one particular but highly important element of it: empathy.
Then, mastering her emotions, Clodagh advanced to the foot of the stairs, holding out her hand.
Did she hate him for his mastering of circumstances but not herself?
Altho they pined to succeed as play-makers, they scorned the trouble of mastering the methods of the theater.
mastering his emotion, de Loubersac decided to make a clean breast of it.
He set himself the infinite task of mastering the difficult language.
late Old English mægester "one having control or authority," from Latin magister (n.) "chief, head, director, teacher" (source of Old French maistre, French maître, Spanish and Italian maestro, Portuguese mestre, Dutch meester, German Meister), contrastive adjective ("he who is greater") from magis (adv.) "more," from PIE *mag-yos-, comparative of root *meg- "great" (see mickle). Form influenced in Middle English by Old French cognate maistre. Meaning "original of a recording" is from 1904. In academic senses (from Medieval Latin magister) it is attested from late 14c., originally a degree conveying authority to teach in the universities. As an adjective from late 12c.
early 13c., "to get the better of," from master (n.) and also from Old French maistrier, from Medieval Latin magistrare. Meaning "to reduce to subjugation" is early 15c.; that of "to acquire complete knowledge" is from 1740s. Related: Mastered; mastering.