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masterwork

[mas-ter-wurk, mah-ster-] /ˈmæs tərˌwɜrk, ˈmɑ stər-/
noun
Origin of masterwork
1600-1610
1600-10; master + work
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  • The old-time chteau, constructed in the fifteenth century, was the masterwork of a famous Angevin architect, Jean Lespine by name.

    Rambles in Brittany Francis Miltoun
  • But his "War Song of Gamelbar," for male voices, is really a masterwork.

  • The twelfth-century cloister was indeed a masterwork among those examples, all too rare, existing to-day.

  • That masterwork seemed to tell her to do as the heroine had done and go in a convent.

    The Monster Edgar Saltus
  • It is the masterwork, "Hora Novissima," however, which lifts him above golden mediocrity.

  • What had seemed like an end became the true beginning, that of his masterwork, Jean Christophe.

    Romain Rolland Stefan Zweig
  • Indeed it has created a factitious interest in da Vinci's masterwork.

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten

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