[ meys-feeld, meyz- ]

  1. John, 1878–1967, English poet: poet laureate 1930–67.

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How to use Masefield in a sentence

  • John Masefield, of England, one of the most conspicuous writers of our time, voices the protest strongly.

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  • The influence of Masefield is strong upon him, and some of his verses are plainly derivative.

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  • Mr Masefield's love of the sea is to a still greater extent dominated by tragic shadows.

  • In other words, "the days that make us happy make us wise," he said to himself, quoting Masefield's line.

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  • Mr. John Masefield wrote many novels and plays in which he showed singular fineness of feeling and beauty of style.

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British Dictionary definitions for Masefield


/ (ˈmeɪsˌfiːld) /

  1. John. 1878–1967, English poet, novelist, and critic; poet laureate (1930–67)

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