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[self-mas-tuh-ree, -mah-stuh-, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈmæs tə ri, -ˈmɑ stə-, ˈsɛlf-/
Origin of self-mastery
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then it was that Chip's native chivalry and self-mastery were put to test.

    Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower
  • His self-mastery is the gift of his creator, and oppression, only, can take it away.

  • It arrived just at the427 moment when Joel was at the end of his self-mastery.

  • The scorn in the words came from the effort at self-mastery.

    The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray
  • With a violent effort at self-mastery, I approached the table again.

    The Caxtons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • As he lost his self-mastery, he also seemed to lose his self-respect.

    ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands; Hezekiah Butterworth
  • Augustine was again silent for a moment, and he strove for self-mastery.

    Amabel Channice Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Gessner heard him with that self-mastery to which his whole life had trained him.

    Aladdin of London

    Sir Max Pemberton

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