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Masterly


M'ASTERLY, adjective Formed or executed with superior skill; suitable to a master; most excellent; skillful; as a masterly design; a masterly performance; a masterly stroke of policy.

1. Imperious.

M'ASTERLY, adverb With the skill of a master.

Thou dost speak masterly

'I think it very masterly written, ' in Swift, is improper or unusual.