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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. 2017.
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  • Gessner heard him with that self-mastery to which his whole life had trained him.

    Aladdin of London Sir Max Pemberton
  • The scorn in the words came from the effort at self-mastery.

    The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray
  • Valentine was the first to overcome his grief and regain his self-mastery.

    The Trapper's Daughter Gustave Aimard
  • His self-mastery is the gift of his creator, and oppression, only, can take it away.

  • He must, by custom and repeated exercise of self-mastery, get his nerves thoroughly under control.

    Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt
  • With a violent effort at self-mastery, I approached the table again.

    The Caxtons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • But for years she had not had to struggle so when alone, for poise and self-mastery.

    The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • Augustine was again silent for a moment, and he strove for self-mastery.

    Amabel Channice Anne Douglas Sedgwick

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