What does the word masterful mean?

Usage examples for masterful

  1. Over this there were disputes; but as the followers of Manco Ccapac were more and more masterful, they forced the Alcabisas to give up their lands which they wanted, and to serve them as their lords, although the Alcabisas never voluntarily served Manco Ccapac nor looked upon him as their lord. – History of the Incas by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa
  2. He made her do exactly as he wished about everything, in a masterful sort of way, that no woman could stand against. – Recalled to Life by Grant Allen
  3. Briefly, he was a born leader; a masterful man, with a habit of thinking before he spoke; and when he said a thing must be done, people were apt to do it. – Marie by Laura E. Richards
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