One soldier in particular was past-master in making savoury stews much appreciated by the others.
These are laws of sincerity which not even a past-master in the laws of the stage can afford to neglect.
Only Tom Lennard remained impenetrably silent; he knew too much; he was a past-master in the mystery of mysteries.
I can speak on the matter like a professor, for I was past-master in the science.
She was a past-master in the art of grief, and, pending its extraction, a docile tear hung on her eyelid and waited.
It was Louis Laplante, that past-master in the art of diplomatic deception.
He was, however, a past-master in the art that he was at present pursuing and set the whole of his mind on his opportunity.
"You're certainly a past-master at making a mess of things," William continued.
He was keen of wit and a past-master in the delicate art of flattery.
Bourget is, indeed, the past-master of "psychological" fiction.