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self-mastery

[self-mas-tuh-ree, -mah-stuh-, self-]
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noun
  1. self-control.
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Origin of self-mastery

First recorded in 1855–60
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  • Then it was that Chip's native chivalry and self-mastery were put to test.

  • 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