[self-mas-tuh-ree, -mah-stuh-, self-]


Origin of self-mastery

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for self-mastery

Contemporary Examples of self-mastery

  • He was supposed to exhibit sophrosyne, or self-mastery, and overindulging in food, drink or sex was a sign that a man was weak.

  • Yet this extreme display of self-mastery, assuming that is what it was, did not rule out other forms of self-indulgence.

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    Who Was the Real Cato?

    David Frum

    December 20, 2012

Historical Examples of self-mastery

  • 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